why is a PhD usually structured to take about six years? Are there ever shortcuts to take less time?

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Was talking to some friends about pursuing a PhD and some got turned off after learning it is 6 years because they say it would be exchanging the best years of your working life for someone that may not even guarantee a job you want

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Because a PhD represents a level of education in a subject notably beyond a 2 or 4 year degree. You can only absorb information so fast. I mean yes, if you complete all of the degree requirements before six years and the college allows you to you could complete it faster, however again, there’s only so many hours in the day and even a six year doctorate is going to eat up your life pretty well.

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