So You Want a PhD in the Humanities?

The folks who gave us "So You Want to be a Lawyer?" follows up with "So You Want to Get a PhD in the Humanities?"

The folks who gave us “So You Want to be a Lawyer?” follows up with “So You Want to Get a PhD in the Humanities?

My PhD is in the social sciences, not the humanities, but the same objections apply. I don’t regret my investment of time and energy, even though I wound up off the traditional academic path. Then again, I managed to get out of grad school without a dime’s worth of debt.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.