91 y.o. man earns PhD

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Kizmet, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  2. GregWatts

    GregWatts Member

    He obviously must have completed this for money or a tenure track position.
  3. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Entering his candidacy at 26....
  4. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    So I can see what you mean about these "big book" dissertations being such an undertaking

  5. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    The U. of South Africa has been a place of last resort before: Nelson Mandela doing his law degree from Robben Island Prison; Doug Dean (who wrote the 'degrees for prisoners' chapter of my book) doing his PhD from a maximum security prison in Wisconsin, when no US school would take him.
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  6. hc80amh

    hc80amh New Member

    I have a degree from Unisa.
  7. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    What was your experience like at the school?
  8. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Yes, please tell. UNISA has been a chimera on this board since its inception. It would be great to hear from someone who's done it.
  9. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Active Member

  10. hc80amh

    hc80amh New Member

    My experience with Unisa was good. It was a long time ago, before online education was what it is now, so it was really what was known as a correspondence course. I completed a BSc(Hons) which consisted of a number of modules. Very much like The Open University used to operate, because the OU was actually based on Unisa. In South Africa, Unisa had a good reputation. Some of the professors at the university where I worked had PhD's from Unisa.

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