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The Master’s Degree: Books, Reports and Articles

Clifton Conrad, Jennifer Grant-Haworth, and Susan Bolyard Millar, A Silent Success: Master’s Education in the United States, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993.

Judith Glazer-Raymo, Professionalizing Graduate Education: The Master’s Degree in the Marketplace, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005.


Council of Graduate Schools,
Master’s Education: A Guide for Faculty and Administrators: A Policy Statement (2005)

Council of Graduate Schools, Professional Master’s Education: A CGS Guide to Establishing Programs

Michael Teitelbaum, “A New Science Degree to Meet Industry Needs,” Issues in Science and Technology (Fall 2006)

“Professional science master’s can fill gaps in federal scientific workforce, Sloan’s Teitelbaum says,” Washington Fax, October 5, 2004

The Conference Board, “New Masters Degree Program Helps Grads Land Hard-to-Get High Tech Jobs.” May 8, 2003

Cassandra Simmons, New Career Paths for Science Trained Professionals: A Progress Report on the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Professional Masters Degree Program, New York: The Conference Board, 2003.

California Council on Science and Technology, An Industry Perspective of the Professional Science Master’s Degree in California (January 2005)

Stephen D. Norton, Phillip W. Hammer, and Roman Czujko, Mastering Physics for Non-Academic Careers, (American Institute of Physics, 2001)

Roman Czujko and Megan Henly, Programs that Match Every Interest: Masters Degrees in Physics, (American Institute of Physics, April 2005)

American Chemical Society, The Master’s Degree in Chemistry (1998?)

Philip M. Katz, Retrieving the Master’s Degree from the Dustbin of History: A Report to the American Historical Association, Washington, DC; American Historical Association, 2005.

Rethinking Graduate and Postdoctoral Education

William G. Bowen and Neil L. Rudenstine, In Pursuit of the Ph.D., Princeton: Princeton Unviersity Press, 1992.

The National Academies, Reshaping the Graduate Education of Scientists and Engineers, Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1995

Sheila Tobias, Daryl Chubin, and Kevin Aylesworth, Rethinking Science as a Career: Perceptions and Realities in the Physical Sciences, Tucson, AZ: Research Corporation, 1995.

Association of American Universities, Committee on Graduate Education: Report and Recommendations, October 1998

Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate

Re-envisioning the Ph.D.

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation: The Responsive Ph.D.

The National Academies, Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs

The National Academies, Enhancing the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers: A Guide for Postdoctoral Scholars, Advisers, Institutions, Funding Organizations, and Disciplinary Societies, Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2000

National Academy of Engineering, The Engineer of 2020: Visions of Engineering in the New Century, Washingtn, DC: National Academies Press, 2004.

National Context: Education, Research, Innovation, and Competitiveness

Spellings Commission Report
U.S. Department of Education, A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education, A Report of the Commission Appointed by Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings (September 2006)

The National Academies, Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future, Washington, DC; National Academies Press, (February 2006 Prepublication Edition)

Association of American Universities, National Defense Education and Innovation Initiative: Meeting America’s Economic and Security Challenges in the 21st Century, (Washington, DC: AAU, January 2006)

National Science Board, The Science and Engineering Workforce: Realizing America’s Potential, (Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation, 2003)

State-by-State Reports: Education, Research, Innovation and Competitiveness

Institute for a Competitive Workforce, Leaders and Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Educational Effectiveness (U.S. Chamber of Commerce, February 2007)

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, Measuring Up: The National Report Card on Higher Education, 2006

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, State New Economy Index, 2007