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In Pursuit of the PhD
William G. Bowen & Neil L. Rudenstine

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Ch. 1Introduction and Principal Findings1
Part One: Trends in Graduate Education
Ch. 2Recipients of Doctorates19
Ch. 3The BA-PhD Nexus41
Ch. 4Graduate Programs: The Dual Questions of Quality and Scale56
Ch. 5The Evolution of Selected Tier I Programs in the EHP Fields80
Pt. 2Factors Affecting Outcomes
Ch. 6Completion Rates and Time-to-Degree: Concepts and General Patterns105
Ch. 7Fields of Study123
Ch. 8Scale of Graduate Program142
Ch. 9Student-Year Cost and Its Components163
Pt. 3Policies and Program Design
Ch. 10Financial Support for Graduate Students177
Ch. 11National Fellowship Programs196
Ch. 12Requirements and Program Content229
Ch. 13Program Design, Oversight, and "Culture"250
Ch. 14Recommendations268
Appendixes
Appendix The Ten-University Data Set290
Appendix B The National Fellowship Data Set308
Appendix C Survey of Mellon Fellows in the Humanities322
Appendix D Measuring Time to the Doctorate347
Appendix E Time-to-Degree and Faculty Promotion360
Appendix F Theory and Its Reverberations368
Appendix G Additional Tables378
Definitions of Frequently Used Terms426
References Cited428
Index437

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