Originally Posted by kabert
I would separate masters and "professional" degrees. It's possible to get some masters degrees in one year (going 3 full semesters -- fall/spring/summer) and in a field that isn't really of the same degree of difficulty/time as, say, the 3 years required of a law degree (JD). I'd put JD and MD in the same category and PhD in a separate category by itself. Just my biased opinion.
Interesting. I heard a couple of colleagues who have JDs (and econ PhDs) say that the third year of the JD program is just fluff to bring in more revenue for the school.
Don't MDs go to way more years of school? I thought itwas a long time--like 6 years.