Picturing a Ph.D.

Not bad:  The Illustrated Guide To A Ph.D.

(Although I am not entirely sure it is to scale).

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Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Tillman says:

    He probably shaved middle school off for brevity’s sake. Or maybe his middle school years are a haze of humiliation best left unremembered.

  2. Ben Wolf says:

    Looks like an illustration of human sexuality.

  3. ernieyball says:

    I always heard that Ph.D means Piled high + Deep.