ERIC Number: ED336804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Ph.D. Programs in the Central States Communication Association: A Quantitative Analysis.
Gallagher, Jeanne; And Others
A study compared Ph.D. programs in communication in the Central States Region. Fourteen colleges and universities responded to a 17-item questionnaire. Results indicated: (1) there were half as many Ph.D. as Masters degree students; (2) half of the Ph.D. students were residents of the state in which they attended school; (3) the average ratio of students to faculty was 3 to 1; (4) the average time for completing the Ph.D. was 5 years; (5) the average time limit for completion of the degree was 6.6 years; (6) the average required grade point average was a B, and most graduates averaged an A-; (7) 60% of the Ph.D. students had teaching assistantships available to them, the average assistantship lasted 3.5 years and the average stipend was $7,995.54 per year; (8) most assistantships were in research, forensics, and teaching; (9) the average cost per credit hour was $114.33; (10) the areas of concentration offered in Ph.D. programs included research, education, forensics, rhetoric, interpersonal, intercultural, organizational, and mass communication; and (11) most Ph.D. students go on to teach at the college level. (A tabulation of questionnaire results is attached.) (PRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Central States Speech Association; Communications Curriculum
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Communication Association (Chicago, IL, April 11-14, 1991).