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ERIC Number: ED563477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Physics Masters One Year after Degree: Results from the Follow-Up Survey of Master's Recipients, Classes of 2012, 2013, & 2014 Combined. Focus On
Pold, Jack; Mulvey, Patrick
AIP Statistical Research Center
Exiting physics master's recipients from the classes of 2012, 2013, and 2014 combined pursued a variety of different post-degree outcomes. Initial outcomes differed greatly depending on citizenship. The majority of US citizens were in the workforce following the receipt of their master's degrees. In contrast, the majority of non-US citizens continued their education by enrolling in another graduate program. Regardless of citizenship, most masters continuing with graduate study did so in physics. In this report, an exiting master is defined as an individual who received his or her degree from a US physics department and left that department with no degree higher than a master's degree. Exiting masters can be earned at departments where the master's is the highest degree offered as well as at departments that offer a PhD. Each year there are many students who earn a masters en route and continue working toward a physics PhD at the same institution. They are not included in this analysis.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Institute of Physics, Statistical Research Center