Graduate education

Growing Graduate Enrollments

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Gains by female, minority and American students led to 4.5% increase in those starting programs in fall of 2008.

Mentoring, Texas-Style

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A five-year-old program at the University of Texas at Austin pairs undergraduates considering graduate school with graduate students -- and seems to be working.

Reforming the Humanities Ph.D.

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Analysis of key effort to change doctoral programs offers insights into how they can cut time to degree and help grads land tenure-track jobs, and challenges assumptions on gender and what happens to those who leave programs.

Promoting Professional Science Master's Degrees

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WASHINGTON -- Graduate school officials from around the country are convening on Capitol Hill this week, urging Congress to fund the development of more professional science master’s degree programs.

Strike Begins at Illinois

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The Graduate Employees Organization walks out as contract negotiations hit a snag. Students say tuition waivers are threatened; administrators say they plan no changes.

Doctorate Production Continues to Grow

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U.S. universities record fifth straight year of increase in number of degrees awarded. Gains come mostly in sciences and among non-U.S. citizens; humanities Ph.D.'s decline 4.5 percent.

Doctorate Production Ebbs

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1.4 percent increase in number of degrees awarded in 2008 is smallest since 2003; growth in biology doctorates accounts for most of the uptick, and humanities continue to dip.

The New GRE, Redux

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Key test for graduate admissions will lose antonyms and analogies, replace some geometry with data analysis, alter scoring, and let test takers move among questions. ETS calls shifts significant; critics see cosmetic changes.

Ph.D. Supply and Demand

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At history meeting, grad students and those who lead doctoral programs consider bleak job market, quality of graduate programs, and consider whether there is an "oversupply" issue.

Grad School Survival Guide

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