ERIC Number: ED331420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Doctor of Philosophy Degree: A Policy Statement.
Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.
Guidance is offered for reviewing current Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs and for establishing new ones. Typical academic and institutional contexts of Ph.D. programs in the United States and Canada and the standards and quality which lead to successful Ph.D. programs are presented. Part One addresses the nature and purpose of the doctoral program. Part Two outlines academic and institutional contexts of Ph.D. programs focusing specifically on organization and administration of doctoral programs, faculty responsibilities for graduate study, recruitment and retention of doctoral students, and the administrative and physical facilities required for doctoral programs. Guidelines for establishing new Ph.D. programs are also provided. Part Three provides detailed descriptions of the requirements that are commonly set for the Ph.D. degree by universities and their academic departments. Aspects such as admission to Ph.D. programs, requirements for residency and registration, financial aid, examinations, and requirements for the dissertation are addressed. (LPT)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, College Administration, College Admission, Degree Requirements, Doctoral Dissertations, Doctoral Programs, Educational Facilities, Educational Quality, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Student Financial Aid, Student Recruitment, Teacher Responsibility, Universities
Council of Graduate Schools of the U.S., One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 430, Washington, DC 20036-1173.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.