What Should You Get a PhD In?

Imagine you had the time, money, and inclination to go to grad school. How exciting! Of course, you’d have to decide what field you want to get your PhD in. Luckily, I just wrote a quiz for that: What Should You Get a PhD In?

Comment below and let me know your result. Also let me know if you’ve ever considered getting a PhD, and if so, what field you’re interested in.

What do you think?

26 thoughts on “What Should You Get a PhD In?

  1. Tara

    “You should get your Ph D in Education.” Ha! Not the first time I’ve been told that I should be a teacher of something (though some of these questions were tough. Which subject did I like best as a kid?…all of them, lol!). I actually just finished a yoga teacher training…though I have yet to start teaching.
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    You have a lot of inner strength, and you can dig deep when you need to. You are resilient.

    You are both patient and persistent. You don’t give up on anything or anyone.

    You have what it takes to be an amazing educator – no matter what the subject is or who the students are.

    You are good at meeting people where they are, and you’ll work hard to make sure they learn what you are teaching them.

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    1. Tara

      So, when I’m conflicted on the answer to the majority of the questions on a quiz, I take it a second time with my second choices to see what I end up with (usually it’s also right on, sometimes more so and sometimes it just hits another aspect of my personality).

      The second result: “You should get your Ph D in the Social Sciences or Humanities.” My bachelor’s degree is in Sociology and Criminal Justice (though my first 3 years were studying Geology and various physical sciences…I really had trouble making up my mind, just about everything interested me).

      I found the part that said, “you are good at putting together seemingly irrelevant details” to be very ironic because I had a teacher in college say almost the exact same thing to me. He said that I should write a newspaper column because I was good at putting a lot of ideas together.

      Good quiz!
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      You understand people better than they would like to be understood. You see right through them. Highly sensitive, you are good at putting together seemingly irrelevant details.

      You have what it takes to be an insightful writer, historian, political scientist, or sociologist. In one way or another, you really understand the human condition. You are very insightful.

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      1. kari Post author

        Wow, that’s really amazing! I’m glad you found two results that fit you in different ways. It’s funny how that happens so time :-)

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      1. Tara

        Yeah, the training was really good. The training was YogaWorks method (blend of Ashtanga, Iyengar and Viniyoga). I practice primarily Ashtanga Yoga these days but also gravitate towards Forrest Yoga and general Vinyasa style classes.

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        1. kari Post author

          Wow! Congratulations :-) YogaWorks definitely has an amazing reputation, and I know that their training is pretty tough to get through. I’m a bit of a yoga mutt myself – really depends on my mood when I’m deciding how to practice :-)

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          1. Tara

            Thanks :-) I know it’s definitely one of the better trainings out there (I told my parents that it’s like one of the “Ivy League” schools of yoga, lol). I was really fortunate and I had pretty amazing teachers: Natasha Rizopolous and Jennie Cohen.

            My practice used to vary a lot too, right up until the training finished. Since then, I’ve practically been living in the Ashtanga room (technically I practice Mysore style Ashtanga) and what’s really cool is that even though the poses of the Ashtanga sequence never change, it’s always different BECAUSE you’re always different. Somedays it’s a little slower and more methodical than others, some days it’s a really nice, continuous flow. It changes…based on my mood, weather, etc ;-)

            And I’m going to stop myself there because I could really ramble on about the practice of yoga for HOURS, lol.

            Glad to run into another yoga person!

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  2. Liyana

    You Should Get Your PhD in Business Administration…
    sooo true, because I’m studying Business Adminstration…

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  3. Monica T.

    Hi… I got ‘natural or life science’. I think it fits me fair enough… I’m a med school student right now, so I think later in life when I have time and money to get my PhD, it’s gonna be something related to medicine… Can’t decide in what I’m gonna get my PhD, but I definitely plan to get it someday… Wish me luck, will you, Kari? : )

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    1. kari Post author

      Oh yes! I think you may have mentioned med school before :-) Definitely best of luck to you… though I have a feeling you don’t need it! ;-)

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  4. terri

    I love this site i took over 25 quizzes here and I never would have thought that stuff like this.would determine somebodys personality. Getting my phd in behave sciences is what Im interested In anyways :) so its a no wonder why i love the mystery behind these results

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  5. cherie crisp

    I should get a Phd in Behavioural Science :), and yes, it would be amazing to do so, if only I’d found this out,through quizzes, when younger. Age 64, now. Thanks !

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  6. Meena

    I really like the website blogthings.com. I have taken lots of quizzes from a few months now. It is interesting, revealing a side of me I didn’t know, a few surprises and sometimes very, very intuitive and true! All said and done, it is fun.

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