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Subject:  Re: Book suggestions for Grad student Date:  12/6/2011  4:47 PM
Author:  vkg Number:  303859 of 308881

FWIW---the program is 5 years because it is a combined program for the masters degree and the PhD.

Molly


Before entering a PhD program, students need to check the graduation rate. A number of years ago, a Stanford graduate student shot his advisor. The claim was that the University was using grad students essentially as unpaid/low paid assistants. Keeping them producing was of more value to the University than actually issuing degrees. Obviously, the action was overkill, but did call attention to University abuse of graduate students.
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