ERIC Number: ED198141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Selected Characteristics of Master's Degree in Education Programs: Comparing Public and Private Institutions.
Ciampa, Bartholomew J.
A national survey was conducted to gather data on selected policies of publicly supported and private master's degree granting institutions enrolling fewer than 10,000 students. A review of recent literature is presented, focusing on the policy areas surveyed: full-time residency requirements; time limits for the completion of degree requirements; the use of standardized test scores as admissions criteria; and transfer of academic credits. From the 232 institutions responding, findings include: Most public and private institutions indicated that they did not require students to complete their degrees on a full-time basis, but public institutions were more likely than private to require full-time study. Nearly every institution specified a required time frame for completing degree requirements, averaging 6.2 years for public institutions and 5.7 for private institutions. In the area of standardized test score submission, it was found that a higher proportion of public institutions required the results of standardized tests as part of admissions policy, but that approximately half of both types of institutions did not specify a minimum score level. Graduate credits were transferable at 40 percent of the public institutions and at 50 percent of the private institutions. The interrelationships between the policy areas are noted, and a summary of the conclusions is presented. (FG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Detroit, MI, February 17-20, 1981). Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility.