Quick Answer: How Many PhDs Can A Person Get?

How many PhDs are there in the world?

It’s probably about even with the rest of the highly developed world as far as PhDs per capita, so we’ll guess that about 1/10 of the PhDs in the world live in the USA.

That gives an estimate of about 1,000,000 PhDs worldwide..

What do you call someone with 2 PhDs?

Someone with a double doctorate still just has the title “Doctor,” in prefix form generally abbreviated to “Dr.”: “Dr. So-and-So.” (By the way, having two PhDs is not a standard stage in most academic careers, and it’s not necessarily more prestigious than having a single PhD.

What is higher than a PhD?

There’s actually no other degree higher than a doctorate. … Doctorates – usually consists of degrees such as “Doctor of…” and either “Doctor of Philosophy in…” or “Doctor of Philosophy, major in…” Master’s – consists of “Master of…” and “Master of Science in…” and “Master of Arts in…”

Does anyone have multiple PhDs?

People get a second or a third PhD (a third is extremely uncommon) if they are upgrading their research skill-set. Sometimes people upgrade with an additional PhD within their previous area of research. The PhD they have is from another geographic location that is unrecognized in another geographic location.

Who has the most number of PhDs?

Benjamin Bradley Bolger (born 1975) is a perpetual student who has earned 14 degrees and claims to be the second-most credentialed person in modern history after Michael W. Nicholson (who has 30 degrees).

Is it possible to have 7 PhDs?

No, It doesn’t. It’s not very possible either. It’s not possible because as far as I know, PhD programs do not accept candidates who already have a PhD let alone 6 and it doesn’t make any sense because accepting someone who already has a PhD contradicts with the goal of a PhD program.