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ERIC Number: ED100230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan-21
Pages: 10
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Status of the Doctor of Arts Degree.
Koenker, Robert H.
Questionnaires were sent to the graduate deans of the 316 member institutions of the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States to determine the status of the Doctor of Arts Degree. Questionnaires were also sent to the graduate deans of 34 nonmember institutions offering graduate programs beyond the master's degree. Results of the survey indicate: (1) The Doctor of Arts degree has gained and continues to gain momentum with little, if any, financial support from the federal government. (2) The Doctor of Arts degree would be offered by more institutions if more state commissions for higher education would discontinue moratoriums on new doctoral programs. (3) Proportionately more graduates of D.A. degree programs are being placed than Ph.D. degree graduates, and D.A. graduates are proven to be successful college teachers. (4) Approximately 1,500-2,000 students have been admitted to D.A. degree programs. (5) The Doctor of Arts degree has caused a number of institutions to revise Ph.D. degree programs to include some features of the D.A. degree. Additional conclusions are included. (MJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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