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 Well-Known 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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