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Inside Graduate Admissions

Merit, Diversity, and Faculty Gatekeeping

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$20.50 • £16.95 • €18.50

ISBN 9780674984042

Publication Date: 05/07/2018

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272 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

12 tables

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Revealing… Provide[s] clear, consistent insights into what admissions committees look for.—Beryl Lieff Benderly, Science

Politicians, judges, journalists, parents, and prospective students subject the admissions policies of undergraduate colleges and professional schools to considerable scrutiny, with much public debate over appropriate criteria. But the question of who gets into Ph.D. programs has by comparison escaped much discussion. That may change with the publication of Inside Graduate Admissions… While the departments reviewed in the book remain secret, the general process used by elite departments would now appear to be more open as a result of Posselt’s book.—Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed

A pleasure to read. Posselt offers a deep and compelling take on graduate admissions procedures and practices—a topic that has received little attention, despite a relatively large body of work on undergraduate admissions. This book will undoubtedly be of great interest to scholars from a broad array of disciplines, particularly when it comes to the practicalities of conducting admissions work.—Laura T. Hamilton, co-author of Paying for the Party

Inside Graduate Admissions is an important and exceedingly well-written book. Posselt enters a closely guarded corner of academic work, illuminating one of the most pressing policy questions of our time: how to diversify higher education student bodies, and through that, the intellectual, political, and professional leadership of our nation.—Anna Neumann, author of Professing to Learn

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