April 6, 2001
Graduate Studies in Science Expand Beyond the Ph.D.
New master's programs help students who don't want to become academics
Earning a master's degree instead of a Ph.D. in the sciences has long been "like having an incomplete on your report card -- for life," says Sheila Tobias, a science-education consultant.
Yet despite the widely held bias in favor of the Ph.D., a recent study reports