Pursuit of a PhD—Does It Make Sense?

Theologian John Stackhouse offers sobering but sane advice to those “Thinking about a PhD.” Over 100 of my past students have gone on to do PhD research, most of them in philosophy. And every year a new crop comes along with the same questions: Should I pursue a PhD? What does it take? How’s the academic job market? Thank you, John, for providing a resource where these students can make sense of the challenges.

About Doug Geivett
University Professor; PhD in philosophy; author; conference speaker. Hobbies include motorcycling, travel, kayaking, sailing.

One Response to Pursuit of a PhD—Does It Make Sense?

  1. Madeleine says:

    These are very important considerations. My son wants to follow in his father’s footsteps and as much as we are chuffed about that we really want him to appreciate what is involved – everything from how tough it is, the cost the risk of not finding employment. Thanks for this resource, I will make sure he sees it – sometimes hearing it from a source other than one’s parents ensures it gets through.


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