Is a limit age in US to apply for a Ph.D. in sciences?

If you graduate by 35, do you still have chances to apply for a Ph.D. in Physics/Astrophysics in USA?, or you are definitely stuck and cannot enter the scientific system to make pure research.

Which are the whole chances for someone graduating late.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    There is no formal age limit. But the acceptance committee will really look at you hard, asking why you took so long, and can you really make new contributions to science. Most people get their Ph.D by age 28. Anything past 30 is unusual, and past 35 is rare.

    Professors have only so much time, they can't spend time with everybody who wants a Ph.D.

  • jonal
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    You'll have competition and maybe some detractors but if you've got a project and someone approves it you can do at 90.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/educat... . . . .

    http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/india-news/old... . . . .

    There's one of 93 too.

    It's harder in science than history and the other arts.

    It doesn't mean you will....but you can.

    That's anywhere, even in Outer Mongolia.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If you work hard and play by the rules, you should be able to earn

    whatever degree you want whenever you want it. That's my opinion.

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