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I want to get my PhD in something very different than my masters?

After getting my masters in economics and getting the job I strove for as a policy analyst in a law office I realize that I hate economics. After two months I have come to realize how little precision there is in anything legal or policy based. People just don't want to reach agreements and government agencies purposely try to confuse the public with convoluted wording. Moreover government agencies seem to just spend all their time justifying their own existence. I would really like to get my PhD in physics or math, and I am curious if anybody here has ever got a degree in something very different from a previous degree. Thanks

Asked By: - 1/12/2013
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In some fields, yes, but not in science, math, engineering, or psychology. Those fields do not start over at the beginning - they assume you've already spent 6 years studying the subject at the bachelors and masters level. If you want a PhD in physics or math, you need to start over from the beginning. Also, all the... More
Answered By: eri - 1/12/2013
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Yes, I have but not at the graduate level. My first bachelor's degrees i majored in history. My second I majored in earth sciences ' geology, then I went to graduate school and almost got an M.S. in geophysics. i was out of school for seven years, went back to school, got a third bachelor's degree in physical... More
Answered By: oklatonola - 1/12/2013
 
My daughter took her BA in economics, her masters in Technology Management and her PhD in civil engineering. So yes it can be possible. But you may have to take quite a few make up courses.
Answered By: Chuckles - 1/12/2013
 
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