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Does anyone have a PhD in Computer Science?

By jfuller05 ·
I was wondering if a PhD in Computer Science would be a good road to take?

I came to two conclusions:

1. A Master's degree in Computer Science is probably valuable.

2. A PhD in Computer Science, alone, probably is a waste of time, unless you're wanting to teach.

Of course, this is coming from a young guy with an Associate in Applied Science in IT. I can't imagine a PhD in IT being valuable unless you're wanting to teach or unless you're taking the classes for fun. Wouldn't you be overqualified for anything else, but teaching? This is just a "water-cooler" thought.

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Sounds useless...

by Slayer_ In reply to Does anyone have a PhD in ...

All my teachers knew less than I did about computers. And college was just industry people.

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Research position, maybe. No text.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Does anyone have a PhD in ...
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Yeah, I didn't think about that

by jfuller05 In reply to Research position, maybe. ...

For a research position, you would need a vast knowledge of IT, not to mention, a lot of years dealing with computers in almost every form.

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PHD = you know more about less....

by JamesRL In reply to Does anyone have a PhD in ...

The farther you go in a degree, the narrower your field of study becomes. A Master's degree is narrower in scope than a Bachelor's degree, a PHD even narrower.

Unless you have one narrow field you really want to explore, why bother?


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I agree. I think that Certifications

by jfuller05 In reply to PHD = you know more about ...

coupled with an Assoc to Master in IT would benefit a Tech more than getting a PhD.

I was curious if anyone had a PhD in IT just to see if they feel it has been a benefit to them in their job.

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