ERIC Number: ED153546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Doctor of Philosophy Degree. A Policy Statement.
Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.
The conditions necessary and the standards of quality to be met for programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree are described in this policy statement. The doctoral program is defined as being designed to prepare a student for a lifetime of intellectual inquiry that manifests itself in creative scholarship and research often leading to careers in social, government, business, and industrial organizations as well as the more traditional careers in universitV and college teaching. The following requirements for graduate study are discussed: institutional organization, faculty responsibilities, administrative services, and physical facilities. Components of the doctoral program are summarized including the general nature of the program, admission guidelines, guidelines for advising doctoral students, full-time study and residence requirements, examinations, doctoral research and dissertation, and financial aid. Guidelines for establishing new Doctor of Philosophy Degree programs are also presented. (SPG)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Admission Criteria, Course Organization, Degree Requirements, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs, Educational Counseling, Facilities, Graduate Study, Guidelines, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Residence Requirements, Student Financial Aid, Teacher Responsibility
Council of Graduate Schools in the United States, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 740, Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.