July 18, 2003
If You Must Go to Grad School ...Here's what to consider before you pursue a doctorate in the humanities
In my previous column, "So You Want to Go to Grad School?" I tried to explain why I discourage students from considering graduate school in the humanities (The Chronicle, June 6). I believe that most would not choose to go if they were properly informed about the risks (the most notable of which is a strong probability of never landing a tenure-track job).
Still, I have a mournful affection for students who