June 15, 2011
We have just posted a new data brief on the survival of masters programs. Are Masters Programs Closing? What Makes for Success in Staying Open discusses findings from a follow-up to our 2009 survey of graduate program directors. Findings from that earlier survey are available in What Can I Do With a Masters Degree in Sociology? The Department in Context.
For additional research on masters programs, visit the What Can I Do With a Masters Degree in Sociology? webpage.
August 2, 2010
Since 2009, we’ve been tracking the career and educational paths of graduates of sociology Master’s programs. Did they go on to obtain PhDs, or immediately enter the job market? And if so, in what types of programs and jobs? How are these outcomes related to the sociological skills and concepts learned at this level, satisfaction with their programs, and the social capital they’ve developed?
The new data brief, From Programs to Careers: Continuing to Pay Attention to the Master’s Degree in Sociology examines program characteristics, student experiences, and outcomes.
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February 25, 2010
Our colleague, Mary Senter of the University of Central Michigan, has been working with us in our longitudinal study of sociology baccalaureates from the class of 2005. As part of a workshop on the findings from the this survey presented at the Eastern Sociological Society’s 2009 annual meeting, Dr. Senter discusses the curricular, departmental and pedagogic implications of the findings. You can also find Research Director Roberta Spalter-Roth’s presentation from this workshop previously posted in this blog.
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