ERIC Number: ED542323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1935
Reference Count: 0
Graduate Study in Universities and Colleges in the United States. Bulletin, 1934, No. 20
John, Walton C.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
This study aims to give essential facts regarding the development, general control, and administration of graduate work, including the principal standards, requirements, and practices that relate to the granting of degrees on the graduate level. In recent years, along with the expansion of graduate work in many of the older universities, a great many smaller institutions, mainly colleges, have added graduate programs leading to higher degrees. Many of these schools have been feeders to the older and better equipped universities. Consequently, a more complete understanding of the standards and practices relating to the master's and doctor's degrees as represented by a strong group of universities should prove helpful. In order to avoid the use of questionnaires, the principal basic data relating to standards, requirements, and practices have been largely obtained from abstracts of university and college catalogs. These abstracts were sent for criticism and approval to the deans of graduate schools or other appropriate university or college officials. This bulletin is divided into eight chapters, as follows: (1) The Development of Graduate Study in the United States; (2) The Development of Standards and Practices in Graduate Study; (3) Objectives and Scope of Graduate Study; (4) Administration of Graduate Study; (5) The Educational Articulation of the Graduate Unit; (6) Requirements for the Master's Degree; (7) Requirements for the Doctor's Degree; and (8) Concluding Observations. The following are appended: (1) List of members of the Association of American Universities; and (2) Graduate study under the auspices of the Federal Government. An index is also included. Individual sections contain footnotes. (Contains 14 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: School Personnel, Graduate Study, Universities, Federal Government, Colleges, Standards, Educational Practices, Required Courses, School Catalogs, Educational Objectives, Educational Administration, Masters Degrees, Doctoral Degrees, Professional Associations, Group Membership, Degree Requirements, Graduation Requirements
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)