Doctoral student support programs in diverse national contexts

ÇALIŞKAN Ö., Holley K.

Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, vol.9, no.4, pp.565-576, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier


Purpose - The growing demand for doctoral education and the role of the doctoral degree to advance nations socially, economically, and culturally forces countries and individual institutions to respond to concerns stemming from the doctoral process. Numerous initiatives to support doctoral students have been adopted with varying features across countries. The purpose of this paper is to examine doctoral student support programs in two countries: the USA and Turkey. These countries offer higher education systems at different stages of maturity and stability.