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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

University of California at Irvine

Faster Humanities Ph.D.s, But at What Cost?

Colleen Flaherty | June 23, 2015

Critics have long said graduate students in the humanities take too long -- a decade is not uncommon -- to earn their Ph.D.s. But the calls for reform attracted new converts and grew louder after 2008, when available tenure-track positions in the humanities dropped in number. With fewer available positions, some said, programs needed to help their students accrue less debt and get them out on the job market faster.

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