ERIC Number: ED041796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
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Graduate Education in the Social Sciences. Report of Master Plan Committee R.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield. Master Plan Committee.
This report analyzes data on the current (1965-67) production of, and future need for, M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in the social sciences in Illinois. While in 1966-67 Illinois produced approximately 8% of all such degrees nationwide, in 1965-66 60% of its M.A.'s and 75% of its Ph.D.'s were graduates of nonpublic institutions, primarily the Univ. of Chicago and Northwestern Univ. The need for M.A.'s and Ph.D.'s will double between 1965 and 1980, but it is anticipated that the nonpublic universities will only be able to provide for a 33% increase. This means that existing and proposed public universities must increase their production by a factor of 3 to 4. Complicating the problem is the fact that the level of fellowship support for students in the social sciences has been and is significantly less than for students in the natural sciences. Among the recommendations to the Illinois Board of Higher Education made by Committee R is the establishment of an Institute for Social Science Research which would assist in the development and expansion of M.A. Programs in the developing universities, as well as aid in developing new Ph.D. programs and assist in achieving rapid expansion of existing Ph.D. programs. Other committee reports are: ED 012 755, ED 029 459, ED 029 465, and ED 032 245. (DJB)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield. Master Plan Committee.