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Another step toward UW Tacoma doctoral degrees

Post by Debbie Cafazzo / The News Tribune on April 29, 2011 at 11:59 am with 1 Comment »
April 29, 2011 12:02 pm

The University of Washington Tacoma says that Gov. Chris Gregoire is expected later today to sign a law that could clear the way for the Tacoma branch campus to offer an Ed.D., or doctoral degree in education.
The UWT proposal would first be submitted to the faculties of both the Tacoma and Seattle campuses, the UW Graduate School, and the UW Office of Educational Outreach, before it could be considered by the state Higher Education Coordinating Board.
A survey of potential graduate students in the South Sound region found strong interest in the degree. If it is approved, the three-year UWT program will have seats for 30 doctoral students, who will meet for classes on Fridays and Saturdays once a month, with two- to three-week intensive sessions during the summer.
UWT administrators hope to begin accepting applications as early as December and begin courses in summer 2012.

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  1. What is a doctorate worth these days? 25% of what it was in 1975?

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