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ERIC Number: ED230136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Comparing and Contrasting Master of Agriculture and Master of Science Alumni.
Miller, W. Wade
The value of master of agriculture and master of science curricula at Texas A&M University in preparing graduates for careers was assessed. Attitudes of 305 agriculture graduates and 305 science graduates concerning their degrees and the career patterns of graduates were examined. Findings include the following: master of agriculture graduates tended to be more practical and to seek careers in business and industry where their skills could be applied; master of science graduates tended to be more theoretically oriented, often pursuing advanced graduate work and seeking careers in professional areas; master's degree graduates had definite career goals in mind and selected their programs accordingly; graduates were generally well satisfied with their degree program and rated the quality, effectiveness, and benefit of the program highly; graduates felt that courses in business and communications should be a part of a master's program; graduates generally found employment in their field of graduate study or in a closely related field; an internship was a valuable part of a graduate program; and the median starting salaries were $12,117 for all graduates, $12,438 for master of agriculture alumni, and $11,587 for master of science respondents. The follow-up study questionnaire is appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers: Texas A and M University