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Doctoral Candidate Requirement Records

Doctoral Candidate Requirement Records

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Doctoral Candidate Requirement Records
Identification: MF044
Date: ca. 1955
Size/Quantity: 0.05 linear feet (one archival folder)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Institute of Technology.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
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.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Doctor of philosophy degree.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Graduate work.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Doctoral Candidate Requirement Records (MF044), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Accessions #2001.113.

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd Thompson processed these records in 2002.

Revisions to Finding Aid

November 2005:
  • Finding aid converted from Encoded Archival Description Version 1.0 to Version 2002. September 2010: Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

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    Restrictions: Use

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

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    1Requirements, undated