Bachelors vs Masters vs PhD

Bachelors vs Masters vs PhD – Explained in Pictures

In PhD in USA by Raghuram Sukumar30 Comments

Ever wondered what is the difference between Bachelors vs Masters vs PhD?

This the the Best damn good explanation of What is PhD and while explaining that, you will know the difference in Bachelors vs Masters vs PhD. I have I have come across.

Bachelors vs Masters vs PhD

Imagine a circle that contains all of human knowledge:
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By the time you finish elementary school, you know a little:
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By the time you finish high school, you know a bit more:
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With a bachelor’s degree, you gain a specialty:

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A master’s degree deepens that specialty:

Bachelors vs Masters vs PhD

Reading research papers takes you to the edge of human knowledge:

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Once you’re at the boundary, you focus:

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You push at the boundary for a few years:

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Until one day, the boundary gives way:

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And, that dent you’ve made is called a Ph.D.:
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Of course, the world looks different to you now:

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So, don’t forget the bigger picture:

WhatisPhD12This was originally published at The Illustrated Guide to a Ph.D by Matt Might.

Now you know “What is PhD” and understood the major difference between Bachelors vs Masters vs PhD.

Are you ready to push the boundaries of human knowledge?

You might be undecided about studying PhD. Maybe this article inspired you to push the knowledge boundary.

If not read the following 2 articles.

Next, you have to understand timeline and steps to get a PhD degree.

Remember – You need passion and time commitment to do PhD. Don’t apply for PhD because you can earn more money.

Comments

  1. Ash

    This is brilliant!
    To its creators and the admins of this website…thank you! :)

  2. evanhutomo

    remember, even PhD, its look like an acne from a knowledge face

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  4. John

    Sorry. I would have to disagree. I only have my masters. But I have encountered so many doctorate individuals who know far less than me. Sorry to disappoint you and contradict your article.

  5. Zulfiqar Baloch

    does buisness schools accept GRE scores?what if i give GRE and then apply in the universities?any possibility?

  6. Dino

    I always thought it was “BS” for “Bull Shit”, “MS” for “More Shit” and “PhD” for “Piled Higher and Deeper”.
    Ah well…learn something new every day….

  7. krishna

    hi….
    i am presently doing m.tech in gitam university.
    b.tech-74.21
    m.tech-9(cgpa) up to first year
    i am taking gre on october… i dont have publications
    is there any chance to get the phd admission or can i apply for ms program only…
    help me

    1. k srikanth reddy

      im get ready to do for phd in abroad. so what is essential factors
      my btech 58%
      and mtech 72%

    2. K

      Accurate admission requirements are to be found on university websites, not on public forums such as these. If you can’t find it, contact the admissions department of the university you want to apply to. Masters degrees are not always a requirement for PhD programmes, but sometimes they are.

      Essential factors for PhD admissions: Again, check the websites. Research skills, vision and motivation are really important. You’ll need a research proposal.

  8. rupali

    hello, I am working as asst. professor chemical engineering, want to do PhD in chemical engineering field , how would i get admission in UK/USA universities and what is the chances to get admission there and how much investment I need ?
    Please give full information regarding it.

    thanks.

    1. K

      Full information is generally available on the websites of the specific universities. Admissions requirements, application processes and programme cost (I assume this is what you mean by “investment”) are all found on the websites of the respective universities. Chances of admission vary from university to university and not all universities put those statistics on their website, but if you put in some effort to go looking for it yourself, I think you should be able to find it.

  9. Kumar

    Hi There,

    I have 16+ Years and completed my DECE in 97, Btech (CMJU) in 2012 and Masters (Middlesex,UK) in 2013. I am looking for Phd opportunities in US for telecom field.

    Can you provide me some details of the good consultants in India who is good in helping such cases. Also what are all the other preparation I should take care.

    1. K

      Neither. BSc is bachelor of science. Medical degrees are bachelor of medicine and surgery (MBBS, MBChB, BMBS, MBBCh etc depending on how you abbreviate Medicinae Baccalaureus, Baccalaureus Chirurgiae). You generally carry the title of “doctor” afterwards, though, even without a PhD.

  10. venkatesh

    Thank you.. Raghu ram.
    This info has helped me allot to know about ph.d in Abroad..

  11. Abhishek

    This is a most innovative way to describe “what is PhD ?” and I am indeed lucky to be associated with Dr. Matt Might.

  12. Geeta

    I am working as Asst Prof. In India with Highest qualification of Masters in Engineering. Masters in engineering is the course which does not belive only on semester patern but gives lot of exposour to research work. Now I am very interested doing research in the domain of Image Processing . What are the different job aportunities ( Excluding Education Industries) after PhD form USA in Computer Engineering ( specifically in Image Processing Domain) u can suggest???

    1. HSB Counselor

      You will find most of the opportunities in research laboratories. After completing a doctoral program, it is very obvious that you would be involved in full time research. In fact many students go ahead for a post doctoral program as well and take up teaching jobs at the respective Universities.

  13. Geeta

    I am working as Asst Prof. In India with Highest qualification of Masters in Engineering. Masters in engineering is the course which does not belive only on semester patern but gives lot of exposour to research work. Now I am very interested doing research in the domain of Image Processing . What are the different job aportunities ( Excluding Education Industries) after PhD in Computer Engineering ( specifically in Image Processing Domain) u can suggest???

  14. Muhammad Adnan Zafar

    Amazing post! I don’t know like such a supportive and motivational article in my life.

  15. Pranav Angara

    Amazing post! Even though I don’t think I will pursue a Ph.D. , I really want to come close to making that dent in my life.

  16. anubandh

    WOW, this is an amazing and innovative way HSB. The post deserves more comments and appreciation. Keep it up :)

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