April_Green Posted October 29, 2013 Share Posted October 29, 2013 Here's a question for those of you already in competitive (all students fully funded) PhD lit programs, especially on the East Coast: Do your programs seem to admit any 35+ year olds? I'm hoping to apply for Fall '15, and am wondering if my age might count against me (supposing my application materials were otherwise strong). I have a recent MA, a good sense of research interests and intended dissertation topic, a professional outlook, and a settled personal life. I'd be in my early 40's by the time I finished, though; would adcoms see the age factor as a potential strike against me when I went on the job market? Might it dissuade them from taking a gamble on me? I've always looked a few years younger than my actual age, but that doesn't show on paper. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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