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How long will it take me to complete a graduate degree in astronomy?

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The average time to complete a graduate degree in Astronomy has increased dramatically over the past fifty years. Graduate students in the early 1950s spent an average of 7.5 years getting their PhD. Data from a 1991 study indicate that present graduate school students need an average of 8.4 years to complete their studies and earn a PhD.



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