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How do I become a college professor?

I want to be a college professor one day, but not sure the path to that! #college #teacher #professor #university #phd #university-teaching #college-teaching

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Arghya’s Answer

Hi there, hope this helps:-



  1. Choose an Educational Field

  2. Earn a Bachelor's Degree


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, college professors need at least a master's degree, and in many cases, a doctoral degree is required. Popular or prestigious graduate schools may have stringent entrance requirements and many applicants for relatively few openings. You need to contact your chosen college and determine what prerequisites you need to complete. While in graduate school, you can expect to form a strong academic relationship with your professors. You may have the opportunity to co-author a paper with one of your professors.

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Leslie’s Answer

Hi Sarah! To be a college professor, you'll want to get a Ph.D. You'll need to figure out what topic interests you and then you'll need to go to graduate school in that topic, and get a doctorate. But note that being a college professor involves doing research, not just teaching college students. So if you take this path, it'd be best if the idea of research is appealing to you.


Hope that helps!

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