Doctoral Experiences: A National Survey

Everette Penn, Prairie View A&M University

Ph.D. students of criminology/criminal justice face a road few have traveled. The issues and factors that are part of the pursuit can be overwhelming for some. By understanding the issues faced by students, faculty and institutins may be able to increase matriculation and graduation rates. Through a national survey of Ph.D. students in criminology and criminal justice, data is presented pertaining to variables such as future aspirations, financial costs, living arrangements, family and emotional support, race, gender and age.

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Updated 05/20/2006