Do You Need a Ph.D.?

Whether you need—or should get—a Ph.D. ultimately depends on why you’re doing it, and if you’re doing it for the right reasons.

Nick Feamster
Aug 31, 2020 · 15 min read

Nobody “Needs” a Ph.D.

I recently saw a social media post that claimed “you don’t need a Ph.D.” Of course you don’t need a Ph.D. To claim that you don’t need a Ph.D. is…