Graduate students

A Brief History of American Ph.D.'s

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Forget If you have a question about American graduate education over the last 100 years, you can probably find the answer in a data-heavy report released this week by the National Science Foundation.

Want to Get Ahead? Get Hitched

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Data document relationship between finishing graduate school, publishing, getting a job -- and being married.

Foreign Graduate Enrollments Up

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Post-9/11 decline finally appears to be reversed, due in large part to big increases from China and India.

Making Sense of 'Bologna Degrees'

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In the early 1990s, the then-presidents of Oberlin College and Stanford University floated the idea that the standard time for an undergraduate degree might be better at three years instead of four. The idea went nowhere -- at least in the United States.

Ph.D.'s in Debt

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So much for the idea that stipends pay for graduate school. As deans gathered in Washington for the annual meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools, one topic of concern buzzing through the air was how much borrowing students must do these days.

History Ph.D.'s: In and Out

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It's not easy to get into history Ph.D. programs and it's not speedy to finish up.

Those conclusions are evident from new data from the American Historical Association, which started its annual meeting Thursday, in Atlanta.

More Jobs, Fewer New Ph.D.'s

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Arnita A. Jones almost gushed when she told historians about how many new Ph.D.'s she was chatting up at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Atlanta who were telling her, "I have four interviews tomorrow," or "I've got three interviews today."

Can You Rank Crotchetiness?

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If you can't, what do would-be graduate students really need to know about their potential professors and departments?

Institutionalizing Interdisciplinary Study

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Northwestern's graduate school considers how best to run a new program that creates a second academic home for some students.

Minorities and the Sociology Pipeline

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Study finds that minority sociologists disproportionately drop out of academe at the Ph.D. level and again during tenure process.


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