Why would you think you wouldn't have a chance for a PhD in econ? You obviously did well in your MA program. Is it well known? Have you talked to your professors there about PhD programs?
Thanks for replies.
My situation is somewhat complicated. my age (32) is old to start phd....I have a -relatively good-job in my country. but I like economics very much. it is my late-found passion. but I am not sure to apply the phd. programs. I should consider opportunity cost (since I will get a permit from my current job I will lose some money even if I get financial aid)
I dont have any formal math. background. only self-study.since I am very determined and hard working person I can make up it if I decide to apply.
my gre verbal score is awful.
I think I have good LORs.
also it is important for me to know whether I can get financial aid or not. another important point is can I get phd in 3 years?
I really dont know what information else I should provide.
Thank you very much.
Last edited by turan01; 05-15-2006 at 05:20 AM.
Well, you can't get a PhD in three years. That MA coursework isn't useful for cutting down the courses you'll need to take, so you'll have to take the standard two years of coursework like everyone else. And then the real work begins...
It's my impression that almost nobody finishes up in less than five years. I do think that if you're really on the ball, focused and lucky, you might be able to finish up in four, but I wouldn't count on it. Others might know more about that.
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