Doctoral-level Graduates in Professional, Technical, and Scientific Communication 1995–2000: A Profile

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This article reports the results of survey research profiling 1995–2000 doctoral graduates in professional, technical, and scientific communication. It provides information about 1) graduate demographics (doctoral program affiliations, graduation rates, genders, ages, and ethnicities); 2) graduates’ specializations within degree programs; and 3) their career choices and motivations. The authors explore implications of this study for recent graduates, prospective doctoral students, faculty, and administrators in the field. They also suggest future research to help programs recruit, train, hire, and retain this new generation of PhDs.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: May 1, 2003

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  • Technical Communication, the Society's journal, publishes articles about the practical application of technical communication theory and serves as a common arena for discussion by practitioners. Technical Communication includes both quantitative and qualitative research while showcasing the work of some of the field's most noteworthy writers. Among its most popular features are the helpful book reviews. Technical Communication is published quarterly and is free with membership.
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