15 décembre 2014

New Ph.D. Program for Ancient Studies

HomeBy Kaitlin Mulhere. As many humanities programs struggle to avoid cuts or face tough questions about job prospects for graduates, Washington University in St. Louis will launch a doctoral degree program this fall to cater to aspiring academics with interests in specific components of classical studies.
Classics department faculty members at Washington University say the program is intended to offer classics training with a twist that students can’t find elsewhere. And with two slots per year, the program won’t flood the already-tight job market with new Ph.D.-holders, said Timothy Moore, the department chair.
There were an estimated 1,000 students in doctoral classics programs in the fall of 2012, according to the 2012-13 Survey of Humanities Departments conducted by the American Association of Arts and Sciences. Read more...
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