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Evaluation of research doctorate programs gets under way

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

The National Research Council has launched its latest project to assess U.S. research doctorate programs. Like previous efforts in 1983 and 1995, the new study is designed to help universities improve the quality of these programs through benchmarking; provide potential students and the public with accessible, readily available information on doctoral programs nationwide; and enhance the nation's overall research capacity. Data will be available in 2007. Project details are available online.


Project web site

2003 report:
Assessing Research-Doctorate Programs: A Methodology Study

1995 report:
Research Doctorate Programs in the United States: Continuity and Change

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