Insights and Research on Graduate Education
Volume 5, Number 2March 2016
Imagining the Dissertation’s Many Futures

In late January 2016, the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) convened approximately 40 scholars and leaders in graduate education, scholarly publishing, academic libraries, and disciplinary associations for a high-level discussion on the future of the doctoral dissertation.

Data Sources: Key Takeaways from the 2014 Survey of Earned Doctorates

As researchers, entrepreneurs, inventors, and more, graduate students and graduate degree holders contribute to the resolution of complex social problems and advancement of our society. Thus, a robust growth of graduate education and the number of advanced degree holders in our nation’s labor force is essential to economic prosperity and continued global leadership of the United States.