ERIC Number: ED279260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
The Master's Degree. Tradition, Diversity, Innovation. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report No. 6, 1986.
Glazer, Judith S.
Research on the development of the master's degree in the United States and its growth in the postwar technological era are reviewed within the context of tradition, diversity, and change. Research on structure and organization, curricular reform, quality control, and innovation is synthesized, and suggestions for future research are offered. The distribution by field of the 289,921 master's degrees conferred in 1982-1983 is shown, along with the number of subfields for each discipline. For 11 master's degrees, information is provided on the number of full-time years, the number of program areas, the number of credits, and the requirements for completion (practicum/field work, exams, theses, and research projects). Consideration is given to whether there are indicators to evaluate master's degrees and to efforts by a few states to monitor master's programs. The following major professional degrees are discussed: business and management, teacher education, engineering, fine and performing arts, health sciences, international education, journalism, law, library science, public administration, social work, and combined degrees. Abbreviations of organizations and a list of degrees are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, College Programs, Degree Requirements, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Engineering Education, Evaluation Criteria, Fine Arts, Graduate Study, Health Occupations, Higher Education, International Education, Journalism Education, Library Education, Masters Degrees, Professional Education, Program Evaluation, Public Administration Education, Social Work, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for the Study of Higher Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.