January 13, 2014
To Fix Graduate Education, Johns Hopkins U. Grapples With Some Trade-Offs
Will Kirk, Homewoodphoto.jhu.edu
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.
At the Johns Hopkins University, administrators watching the shifting landscape have decided that the time has come to respond.
The humanities and social-science programs in the university's Krieger