Survey of Department of Defense full-time fully funded graduate and undergraduate education programs
Browne, Forrest R.
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Contained in this letter is a survey of Department of Defense full-time, fully funded graduate and undergraduate education programs for which over $170 million was spent in fiscal year 1973. Each military service has a program in which officers are selected to attend accredited civilian institutions or military-operated postgraduate schools as full-time students. The officers selected pursue courses lending to a master's or doctorate degree while receiving full pay and allowances, tuition, travel, books, and other related expenses. Although the overall ratio of officers with doctorates to validated positions did not appear to be excessive, there were imbalances in the ratios in certain disciplines. In conclusion the services are not adequately controlling participation in the graduate education programs. e.'he Army and Navy are permitting officers to enroll in disciplines having no validated requirements or in disciplines where there is a sufficient number of officers with advanced degrees already available. Statistical tables related to the text are included.
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