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How old is too old to start a PhD?



I am a 2010 college grad; I turned 30 this past year.  I'll be entering grad school in fall 2019, and will get my M.A. in May 2021-when I'm 33.  My friend has been encouraging me to get a PhD and said that academia would fit well with my skill-set, but I am concerned about age-I'd be 37 or older when I finish.  

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Go for it. I'm almost 26 and will be starting a PhD at 26. I don't think about my age at this point. I have the right circumstances, the potential to get funding, an exciting research project, a great advisor, the energy and the motivation and the desire to be an academic. So I go for it! 

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