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October 03, 2007

Could There Be a Faster, More Streamlined Way to Earn Your Doctorate?

"Many of us," reported the New York Times today, "have known this scholar: The hair is well-streaked with gray, the chin has begun to sag, but still our tortured friend slaves away at a masterwork intended to change the course of civilization that everyone else just hopes will finally get a career under way."

So goes the article titled, "Exploring Ways to Shorten the Ascent to a Ph.D." by Joseph Berger. After reading this, I couldn't help but agree with many of the fine points he brings to the surface. A fifty percent dropout rate for doctoral programs? I knew it was high, but I didn't know it was THAT high. I wonder...

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Posted by lhobbs at October 3, 2007 05:29 PM

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