Graduate education

Pennsylvania State U sees surge of interest in short, skills-based faculty development program

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Penn State U's World Campus plans further changes to its faculty development efforts after an online teaching certificate program became a surprise hit among graduate students.

Stanford announces huge gifts and new efforts to attract best graduate and professional students

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University announces $400 million gift to help create $750 million endowment for program to attract the best talent from around the world.

Essay on developing the concept for your dissertation

How can you best choose a dissertation topic and then create a plan for developing it? Sonja K. Foss and William Waters recommend that you embark on a conceptual conversation.

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Essay on trauma associated with graduate school

Eric Anthony Grollman on the graduate school experience.

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U of Southern California starts program to train recent Ph.D.s as teachers

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The University of Southern California starts a program to train recent Ph.D. recipients to be better teachers and maybe get a leg up in the job market.

Study finds first-time enrollment in graduate school is up 3.5 percent

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Study finds first-time graduate school enrollment is up 3.5 percent, the biggest annual increase since the Great Recession.

Study finds more dissertations are interdisciplinary, but not necessarily from faraway fields

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More doctoral students report that their dissertations extend beyond their primary discipline, but most aren't straying far from their original subject of study.

Council of Graduate Schools survey shows continuing increase in international student applications

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Council of Graduate Schools survey shows 2 percent rise in international student applications, with more interest from India but drops in applications from China and for business degrees. Survey includes a first breakdown of applications by degree level.

Essay on how to reach the Ph.D. dissertation finish line

Lori A. Flores offers tips for getting the thing done.

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Steps to help professors better advise graduate students (essay)

Given how little training professors get on advising grad students, David H. Monk offers ideas on the principles that should guide that working relationship.

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