ERIC Number: ED275221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Graduate Student Survey, 1984-85. AIP Report.
Ellis, Susanne D.
Results of the 1984-1985 Graduate Student Survey of physics and astronomy graduates are presented, with attention to: educational background, current graduate student status, choice of subfield, and employment prospects. Highlights include: a major increase occurred in the proportion of foreign physics doctorate recipients; the number and percentage of theoreticians and postdoctoral students increased; and there was a greater demand for master's level physicists. Information is provided on eight characteristics for the total graduate population including seven minority groups, and for three subgroups: first-year graduate students, terminal masters, and doctoral recipients; the characteristics are: sex, citizenship, whether physics was studied in high school, major of bachelor's degree, type of bachelor's institution, type of graduate institution, full-time or part-time attendance, and sources of financial support. Additional tables in include: number of advanced graduate physics students specializing in experimental and theoretical subfields by years of graduate study completed; type of employers and work activity of 1984-1985 physics master's and doctoral degree recipients; the number and percent of astronomy graduates students studying selected subfields, and characteristics of the graduate astronomy student population. (SW)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Employment Opportunities, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Physics, Salaries, Specialization, Student Characteristics
American Institute of Physics, 335 East 45 Street, New York, NY 10017.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, New York, NY. Manpower Statistics Div.