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Graduate News/Events

 

THEY SAY I'LL NEVER GET A JOB

A master's student who is thinking about seeking a doctorate asks 'Shouldn't I do what I do best?'

(September 2014)
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THE PROFESSOR IS IN: LEARNING THE ROPES AS AN INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENT

Financially and culturally foreign students face many hurdles in pursuing an academic career at an American campus.

(September 2014)
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HELP, MY GRAD STUDENT WANTS TO PURSUE A NONACADEMIC CAREER!

Faculty advisers wear many hats in their relationships with graduate students, but career-transition counselor may be outside the scope of their expertise. And that’s OK.

(September 2014)
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MORE BAD ADVISE GRAD STUDENTS GET

No, depression in graduate school is not normal, and other misguided guidance.

(September 2014)
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​​TENURE-TRACK WISDOM, PART 1

The first in a series of interview with faculty members about what they learned during their first year on tenure track.

(September 2014)
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Face It: YOUR DECKS WILL NEVER BE CLEARED

If you don't find ways to get your scholarly writing done first, everything but your writing will get done.

(August 2014)
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SURVIVING YOUR GRADUATE SCHOOL ADVISER

Every graduate student understands the importance of the adviser-student relationship. Surviving Your Graduate Adviser examines the elements crucial to a successful partnership.

(April 2014)
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STUCK IN THE MIDDLE

Associate professors, in theory, should be hitting a stride in their academic careers. In the middle ranks of faculty, they have typically earned tenure and started to take on broader responsibilities in their departments, juggling more service and governance roles with their teaching and research.

(April 2014)
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IN DEFENSE OF THE MASTER'S DEGREE

In the United States and throughout the world, an important debate is taking place regarding the costs and benefits of higher education. In the post Great Recession era, issues such as employability, return on investment, and student debt levels have come to the fore.

(April 2014)
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ONLINE GRADUATE DEGREES HIT A SWEET SPOT OF QUALITY, CONVENIENCE

From full master's degrees to professional certificates, online classes offer a wide variety of styles and subjects. While distance learning is hardly new, technology has now made it possible - and attractive - for hundreds of highly regarded U.S. institutions to offer their postgraduate degrees to students around the world.

(March 2014)
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HOW MUCH LOAN DEBT IS FROM GRAD STUDENTS? MORE THAN YOU THINK

Twenty-five percent of graduate students owe nearly $100,000 in student loans. The $1.1 trillion student debt problem that politicians and advocates say is saddling young college graduates with unmanageable amounts of loan debt actually may be more like a $600 billion problem, largely due to the increasing amounts of debt graduate students are taking on, according to a new report from the New America Foundation.

(March 2014)
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GRAD-SCHOOL DEBT IS SAID TO RISE RAPIDLY AND DESERVE MORE POLICY ATTENTION

Conversations about increases in student debt often focus on undergraduate borrowers and the rising price of bachelor's degree. But the largest changes in student borrowing are taking place in graduate education, a new report says.

(March 2014)
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GRADUATE-SCHOOL DEBT IS RAISING QUESTIONS ABOUT DEGREES' WORTH

When Abigail B. Williams first started graduate school, debt wasn't on her mind. Like growing numbers of students beginning graduate programs, she arrived with student-loan debt already, having borrowed thousands of dollars to pay for her undergraduate education. But that didn't deter her from taking out more loans.

(March 2014)
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MORE THAN ONE POSSIBLE FUTURE

Lots of graduate students enter Ph.D. programs in the arts and sciences hoping to become professors someday. I won't unfurl a scroll of statistics here, because the numbers vary by field, but the bottom line is clear: Half of them won't even finish the degree, and of those who do, some will become professors but plenty of others won't.

(March 2014)
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​GRADUATE STUDIES WEDNESDAYS

Join us at the Graduate Studies Office at Sabal Hall 1.202 every Wednesday from March 26 through April 23 to learn more about our Graduate Degree Programs. Get the chance to meet and interact with graduate faculty, complete your graduate application with staff assistance, and address questions about financial aid and scholarships.

(March 2014)
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AS DATA PROLIFERATE, SO DO DATA-RELATED GRADUATE PROGRAMS

One hundred and fifty applicants for 30 spots. That was the target as business-school administrators at the University of Texas at Austin laid the groundwork for a new master's-degree program in business analytics. This past fall, they welcomed the inaugural class: 52 students selected from more than 400 applicants.

(February 2014)
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LIBERAL ARTS GRADS WIN LONG-TERM

Liberal arts majors may start off slower than others when it comes to the postgraduate career path, but they close much of the salary and unemployment gap over time, a new report shows.

(January 2014)
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TO FIX GRADUATE EDUCATION, JOHNS HOPKINS U. GRAPPLES WITH SOME TRADE-OFFS

The critiques of graduate education have been building in recent years: Too many programs, scholars warn, enroll too many people who struggle to make ends meet while in graduate school, take on too much debt, and outnumber the tenure-track jobs they are being trained to fill.

(January 2014)
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HOW SHOULD GRADUATE SCHOOL CHANGE?

I talk a lot in this column about how graduate programs might be run differently. The graduate enterprise faces a lot of problems, so there's plenty to talk about. But I don't run a graduate program, and we don't hear enough from the people who do. There's a reason for that.

(January 2014)
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ONLINE GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS RECEIVE NATIONAL RANKINGS

The University of Texas at Brownsville has been recognized by a nationwide magazine for its online education programs. U.S. News & World Report released its 2014 U.S. News Best Online Programs rankings on Wednesday, Jan. 8. UTB received rankings on three lists: 10th in Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs, 60th in Best Online Nursing Graduate Programs, 75th in Best Online Graduate Business Programs.

(January 2014)
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ON WRITING IN GRAD SCHOOL

I recently filled the pages of the notebook that I carry with me almost everywhere. Free writing is a habit I started as an undergraduate in Paris, agog and doe-eyed and trying to catch as many moments of my time abroad as I could manage. It's a habit that continued in graduate school and one that offers an unmatched sense of accomplishment.

(January 2014)
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Application

Spring 2015 - December 1

Doctoral Admission Application
Fall 2014 - April 1
(Applications and all supporting documents not received by April 1st will be considered for Fall 2015 Admission)

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Application
 

Spring 2015  - Oct 1
Summer 2015 - Feb 1

Master's Comprehensive Exam
Fall 2014 - Nov 8
Spring 2015 - Apr 11 

Master's Thesis/Doctoral
Dissertation Defense

Spring 2014 - April 11
Summer 2014 -  July 18
Fall 2014 - November 14

Graduate Tuition Scholarship
Fall 2014 - July 15

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Fall 2014 - May 1

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