Question: What is it like to date a PhD student?

Dating a PhD student can be a bit like going through the PhD program vicariously–you too will be immersed in their topic as they describe the challenges they face and the revelations they have. If you can think of this as a journey that you are on together, it can be a fun process of learning and discovery.

What is the average age of a PhD student?

The average student takes 8.2 years to slog through a PhD program and is 33 years old before earning that top diploma. By that age, most Americans with mere bachelors degree are well into establishing themselves professionally.

How many hours a week should a PhD student work?

As a general rule, you should expect a full-time PhD to account for 35 hours of work a week – the equivalent of a full-time, 9-5 job. Its likely that during especially busy periods – such as when youre writing up – you may work considerably longer hours.

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