Do you have to have Master's or Ph.D. to become adjunct professor?

I am working to help a 73 year old man who has over 30 years of experience as a Computer Programmer/Analyst. He can no longer get jobs in the field due to age discrimination. He holds BS in Computer Science and various up do date cert's in the IT field. Would he be qualified to be adjunct professor without M.S. or Ph.D?

Asked By: dsjnix - 9/10/2007
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You almost always need at least a master's, but sometimes special dispensation can be given for people with a lot of experience. The key is that he would need to get into a department that is hurting for faculty - that might be hard in the field of computer science.Have him check with the local community colleges and... More
Answered By: C C - 9/10/2007
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You need a Masters or PhD to become a professor. It's not easy to get your PhD, depending upon your field. It is time consuming and there are politics involved but can he get into consulting? Maybe he can go to the college and maybe there is something else he can do on campus. Academic advisor... More
Answered By: shelynn102002 - 9/10/2007
He might be qualified, either at a community college or at a technical school, or else in the continuing education department of a university. Normally, these positions do require an MS or higher, but his field is highly in demand, so they sometimes make exceptions... More
Answered By: RoaringMice - 9/10/2007
He may be able to get an adjunct position with a BS degree, but probably not as an adjunct professor -- he would be an adjunct lecturer or an adjunct instructor. The difference would be the pay scale (lower than professor), and the level of courses he would be hired to teach... More
Answered By: Edward W - 9/10/2007
Most adjuncts have thier Master's Degree though PH.D is also great. You should know that most adjuncts get paid crap. It's sad really.
Answered By: Jester339 - 9/10/2007
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