Graduate Schools

Paula McClain to Be the First African American Dean of a School at Duke University

Paula McClain to Be the First African American Dean of a School at Duke University

A professor of political science, Dr. McClain has served on the Duke University faculty since 2000.

Twins at Xavier University Heading to Prestigious UMass MD/Ph.D. Program

Twins at Xavier University Heading to Prestigious UMass MD/Ph.D. Program

Ashley and Asia Matthew are chemistry majors with 4.0 grade point averages.

The University of Wisconsin Takes the Lead in Advancing Diversity in Engineering Ph.D. Programs

The University of Wisconsin Takes the Lead in Advancing Diversity in Engineering Ph.D. Programs

Over the past decade, about 350 minority students have earned Ph.D.s in engineering nationwide. Forty-five of them have participated in the GERS program.

Only One African American in the 40-Member Class of 2012 Gates Cambridge Scholars

Only One African American in the 40-Member Class of 2012 Gates Cambridge Scholars

Marie Rose Katia Mehu is an appellate level prosecutor for the state of Arizona. This fall she will study international law at Cambridge University in England.

New Princeton University Committee Aims to Identify Ways to Enhance Diversity

New Princeton University Committee Aims to Identify Ways to Enhance Diversity

The committee will develop recommendations for strategies to attract people of color and women to positions in which they have historically been underrepresented.

Shenandoah University Selects a New Dean of Its Business School

Shenandoah University Selects a New Dean of Its Business School

Miles K. Davis is an associate professor of management at the university and the founding director of the business school’s Institute for Entrepreneurship.

Number of Blacks Earning Doctorates Declined in 2010

Number of Blacks Earning Doctorates Declined in 2010

Some, but not all, of the decline is due to a reclassification of 77 doctoral programs in education.

Graduate School of the University of Washington Seeking to Boost Minority Enrollments

Graduate School of the University of Washington Seeking to Boost Minority Enrollments

Less than 10 percent of the graduate students are minorities while minorities make up 24 percent of the state’s population.

Stanford Struggles to Increase the Number of African American Graduate Students

Stanford Struggles to Increase the Number of African American Graduate Students

The percentage of Blacks in the Class of 2015 at Stanford is triple the percentage of African Americans in the university’s graduate schools.

African American Student at Wake Forest University Wins a Rhodes Scholarship

African American Student at Wake Forest University Wins a Rhodes Scholarship

Brandon Turner is the 12th student at Wake Forest in the past 25 years to win a Rhodes Scholarship.

University of Florida Seeks to Increase Racial Diversity in Its Doctoral Programs

University of Florida Seeks to Increase Racial Diversity in Its Doctoral Programs

The HBCU-UF Master’s to Ph.D. Pathway Project targets high performing master’s degree students at historically black colleges and universities.

North Carolina Central University to Offer New Ph.D Program

North Carolina Central University to Offer New Ph.D Program

The historically black university has not awarded a doctoral degree since 1964.

University of Arkansas to Boost Graduate Opportunities for Students at South Carolina State University

University of Arkansas to Boost Graduate Opportunities for Students at South Carolina State University

Students at the Honors College of SCSU will be offered internships with faculty at the University of Arkansas.

Sharp Increase in Graduate Students at HBCU in North Carolina

Sharp Increase in Graduate Students at HBCU in North Carolina

A $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education provides scholarships for up to 50 graduate students in biology and mathematics.

The Gender Gap in African-American Graduate School Enrollments

The Gender Gap in African-American Graduate School Enrollments

The Council of Graduate Schools has released new data on enrollments for the 2010-11 academic year. That year, there were 1,476,674 American citizens or permanent U.S. residents enrolled in U.S. graduate schools. Of these, 176,836, or 12 percent, were African Americans. So, in relation to relative percentages of the U.S. population, African-Americans have reached parity […]

African-American Progress in Dental School Enrollments Hits a Wall

African-American Progress in Dental School Enrollments Hits a Wall

After significant improvements in black enrollments at U.S. dental schools, the progress has halted. In the 2009-10 academic year, blacks remained stuck at 5.7 percent of all dental school enrollments, unchanged from 2005.

Historically Black Dillard University and Texas Chiropractic College Form an Educational Alliance

Historically Black Dillard University and Texas Chiropractic College Form an Educational Alliance

Under the agreement, students will study for three years at Dillard University. Those that have performed up to academic standards will then transfer to Texas Chiropractic College for three additional years of study.

Will Higher Standards for Bar Passage Rates for Graduates of U.S. Law Schools Lead to a Lower Level of Racial Diversity in the Legal Profession?

Will Higher Standards for Bar Passage Rates for Graduates of U.S. Law Schools Lead to a Lower Level of Racial Diversity in the Legal Profession?

The American Bar Association is considering a new proposal that would call for an 80 percent bar passage rate or a rate that is no more than 10 percentage points below that of other law schools in the state.