can I apply for Ph. D and on which subject?

Discussion in 'IT and Computer-Related Degrees' started by harrymartin8, May 25, 2019.

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  1. harrymartin8

    harrymartin8 New Member

    Hello all, I have done computer science engineering. After that i have done MA economics and willing to do Ph.D but I don't know which subject is good for Ph.D.
    Please advice me
     
  2. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Active Member

    It depends on your career goals and academic interests. If you see yourself working in tech, go for a Ph.D. in a related field. If you see yourself working in econ, go for a degree related to that field. Also, you could pursue a whole different field but I'd advise against that. You don't want to be a jack of all trades and master of none.
     
  3. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Maybe you can tell us why you jumped from computer science to economics
     
  4. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

    Underwater basket weaving.
     
  5. harrymartin8

    harrymartin8 New Member

    great question but due some financial problems or due to my education loan I am not able to do m.tech or something else. So I have done Economics form a university with my job continuity .
     
  6. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    You're clear about having some substantial financial restrictions. This could possibly eliminate most of the options in the US. Do you have a subject preference?
     
  7. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Before you put a lot of times and money into a Doctor of Philosophy degree, you have to determine why do you need a Ph.D.? Having three letters after your name is not a good reason. Do you plan to seek full-time tenure track? If so, what area do you want to teach? The best subject should be what you are doing now for a living. Most of the Doctorate level does not teach you a new field, instead of helping you transforming a practitioner into a scholar through research in academic standards. You might take a look at Nova Southeastern University's Ph.D in Computer Science program.

    One of my Nova Southeastern University's classmate majored in Information System is now an Associate Professor at Georgetown University.

    URL: https://scs.georgetown.edu/programs/417/master-of-professional-studies-in-project-management/faculty-bio/4121033/simon-cleveland
     

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