Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Asymptote, Jun 2, 2020.
Why? It all came OUT of books?
Or in my case, maybe Goylish.
Returning to the actual subject of the thread for an instant, I do seem to recall that schools would give a masters "en passant" as it were in order to allow the doctoral candidate to obtain a teaching appointment. I don't know whether an M.Phil. would be more useful for the purpose than the usual M.A though.
I have Scottish and English ancestry as well as Irish. According to AncestryDNA, I'm only 14% European, which is low for African-Americans as the average is 25% European. But, surprisingly, although I have a low percentage it covers pretty much all of Europe. I traced my surname line back and hit a paper trail and records gold mine with one particular person.
Thank you for bringing this up. As for geography, let’s not forget that the New School is within walking distance of CUNY Grad Center and also Columbia University. The inclusion of some Ivy’s (or is it Ivies) is interesting, since they’re all basically along the Appalachian Trail and I-95. GWU is, too.
Yet if it is not for geography, might it be somehow related to date of inception? Similiar to how the D.A. (Doctor of Arts) was a bit of a fad thanks to Carnegie (or so I’ve heard), was the introduction of the M.Phil. in the USA a period piece, if not a geographical one?
Is there any want to easily find out when a school initiated their specific degrees?
Also, the fact that Walden offers the degree, as was mentioned above, is fascinating.
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