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ERIC Number: EJ934958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1551-2169
A Nontraditional PhD Program in a Traditional World: A Story of Blended Strategies and Students
Nordyke, Shane; Palmer, Daniel; Anderson, William; Braunstein, Rich; Fairholm, Matt
Journal of Political Science Education, v7 n3 p275-294 2011
PhD programs in the United States are increasingly marked by the rising influence of market-oriented dynamics. As a case in point, one of the primary objectives of the new PhD program offered at the University of South Dakota is to deliver a doctoral program through a flexible--or hybrid--format that is accessible to nontraditional as well as traditional students. Currently, no such PhD program in political science exists in the country, but the geography and demographics of South Dakota have encouraged creativity and innovation. This article situates the USD program in the current context of nontraditional doctoral training in the United States and provides a description of the design of USD's PhD program and student and faculty experiences in the implementation of the program. (Contains 15 notes and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Dakota; United States