December 25th, 2006

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The Christmas Invasion: Academic Degree Poll

Poll #1294601 Academic Degree Poll

Do you have the terminal degree in your field?

Yes
4(13.8%)
No
23(79.3%)
Uncertain (e.g., MLA in university system where DLA is available in certain universities only) - please comment to elaborate
2(6.9%)

What is your highest level of education to date?

None
0(0.0%)
Current high school student
0(0.0%)
High school diploma
4(13.8%)
Associate / 2-year / community college / junior college / vocational-technical degree
2(6.9%)
Bachelor's / 4-year degree
14(48.3%)
Master's degree
7(24.1%)
Doctorate
2(6.9%)

Which of the following positions have you held?

Undergraduate research programmer
2(14.3%)
Grader
2(14.3%)
Graduate teaching assistant
2(14.3%)
Graduate reseach asssistant
0(0.0%)
Postdoctoral research fellow / member of the technical staff
0(0.0%)
Research scientist / visiting assistant professor
0(0.0%)
Assistant professor
0(0.0%)
Associate or full professor
0(0.0%)

What is your actual highest degree called?

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
5(17.9%)
Bachelor of Science (B.S., B.Sc.)
5(17.9%)
Master of Arts (M.A.)
4(14.3%)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
0(0.0%)
Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.)
0(0.0%)
Master of Science (M.S.)
4(14.3%)
Master of Landscape Architecture (MLE)
0(0.0%)
Master of Software Engineering (MSE)
0(0.0%)
Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM) or equivalent
0(0.0%)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D. or D. Phil.)
2(7.1%)
Doctor of Science (D.Sc.)
0(0.0%)
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (MVM)
0(0.0%)
Juris Doctorate (J.D.)
0(0.0%)
Medical Doctor (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.)
0(0.0%)
Other degree not listed - please specify below and comment
8(28.6%)

What is the EXACT name of your highest degree?

Any NONTERMINAL degrees not listed above? Please specify:

How many years have you spent, to date, in higher (post-secondary) education? Please enter 11 for "greater than 10".

Mean: 6.33 Median: 6 Std. Dev 2.57
0(0.0%)
0
0(0.0%)
1
0(0.0%)
2
1(3.7%)
3
2(7.4%)
4
5(18.5%)
5
4(14.8%)
6
4(14.8%)
7
2(7.4%)
8
3(11.1%)
9
2(7.4%)
10
1(3.7%)
11
3(11.1%)


Comments are welcome.

ETA, 07:15 CST Mon 10 Nov 2008 - In retrospect, I should have had that scale at 15; I was thinking "years in grad school". Also, I thought a scale would be a nifty Javascript or PHP slider bar. Bha.

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Banazir