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Doctoral Candidate Requirement Records

 Collection
Identifier: MF044

  • Staff Only

Abstract

Georgia Tech offered its first doctor of philosophy degree in 1950. These records discuss such concerns as residency requirements, presentation of thesis topics, and course requirements.

Dates

  • ca. 1955

Creator

General Physical Description note

(one archival folder)

Restrictions: Access

None.

Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.

Extent

0.05 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a seven-page typed description of requirements for the doctoral degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The description is undated.

History of Doctoral Degree at Georgia Tech

During the years of President Van Leer's leadership of Georgia Tech, education at the graduate level was expanded. The first doctoral degree in chemical engineering was awarded to William L. Carter in 1950, and two years later forty-six students were working on doctorates in chemical engineering, chemistry, and electrical engineering. By 2002, doctorates in twenty-eight fields were offered by Georgia Tech. In that year, 257 doctoral degrees were awarded.

Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.

Provenance

Accessions #2001.113.

General Physical Description note

(one archival folder)

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd Thompson processed these records in 2002.
Title
Inventory of the Doctoral Candidate Requirement Records (Georgia Institute of Technology), ca. 1955
Subtitle
MF044
Status
Completed
Author
Jody Lloyd Thompson
Date
Copyright 2002.
Description rules
finding aid updated using rlg best practice guidelines for encoded archival description.
Language of description
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

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