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Summary Tables for Departments of Modern Languages Other Than English

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Table 1. Number of doctoral students enrolled in department

Table 2. Are students admitted directly to the PhD program with a BA or only with an MA?

Table 3. Are applications welcome from those holding master's degrees from other institutions?

Table 4. Do graduate credits from elsewhere count?

Table 5. If limited, how many credits from elsewhere count?

Table 6. Required application materials

Table 7. Number of applicants that entered the department in fall 2000-01:

Table 8. Does the department offer a master's degree?

Table 9. Number of foreign languages required (other than the degree language)

Table 10. Comprehensive exams required

Table 11. Average tuition
 
Table 12. "Full fellowship" dollar value

Table 13. Is a standard support package offered all students?

Table 14. Support offerings, standard support packages

Table 15. Financial support availability, all years, for the 134 departments offering nonstandard packages

Table 16. How many course sections do TAs teach each term?

Table 17. Annual TA salaries, union and nonunion

Table 18. Annual TA salaries (1999-2000)

Table 19. How many semesters or quarters did TAs teach in 1999-2000?

Table 20. What health benefits do TAs receive as part of their employment package?

Table 21. Maximum number of years a student may hold teaching assistantship

Table 22. Is there a program to train and support TAs in their teaching assignments?

Table 1. Number of doctoral students enrolled in department


  No. of departments % of departments
0-20 87 47.0
21-40 63 34.1
41-60 25 13.5
61+ 10 5.4
Total 185 100.0
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Table 2. Are students admitted directly to the PhD program with a BA or only with an MA?


  No. of departments % of departments
Directly 78 41.1
Only with an MA 88 46.3
After fulfilling other departmental
requirements
24 12.6
Total 190 100.0
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Table 3. Are applications welcome from those holding master's degrees from other institutions?


  No. of departments % of departments
Yes 176 78.2
No 49 21.8
Total 225 100.0
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Table 4. Do graduate credits from elsewhere count?


  No. of departments % of departments
Yes 70 37.4
Yes, but limited to a certain number 96 51.3
No 21 11.2
Total 187 100.0
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Table 5. If limited, how many credits from elsewhere count?


No. of credits that count No. of departments % of 90 responding departments
One to six 31 34.4
Seven to twelve 26 28.9
Thirteen to twenty-four 14 15.6
Twenty-five to forty-five 19 21.1
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Table 6. Required application materials


  No. of departments % of departments
GRE general exam 151 67.1
TOEFL 172 76.4
Transcript 186 82.7
Writing sample 90 40.0
Writing sample in the degree language 95 42.2
Statement of purpose 178 79.1
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Table 7. Number of applicants that entered the department in fall 2000-01:


No. of entering applicants No. of departments % of departments
Zero 12 6.8
One 16 9.0
Two 27 15.3
Three 26 14.7
Four 24 13.6
Five 20 11.3
Six 14 7.9
Seven 11 6.2
Eight 7 4.0
Nine 6 3.4
Ten 6 3.4
Eleven 4 2.3
Twelve 2 1.1
Fifteen 1 0.6
Sixteen 1 0.6
Total responding departments (excluding one outlier) 177 100.0
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Table 8. Does the department offer a master's degree?


  No. of departments % of departments
Yes 130 75.1
No 43 24.9
Total 173 100.0
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Table 9. Number of foreign languages required (other than the degree language)


No. of languages required No. of programs % of programs
One to two 17 10.0
Three 111 65.3
Four 35 20.6
Five to twelve 7 4.1
Total 170 100.0
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Table 10. Comprehensive exams required


  No. of programs % of programs
Both oral and written 234 77.2
Written 37 12.2
Oral 26 8.6
None 4 1.3
Total 303 100.0
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Table 11. Average tuition


Type of institution Average annual tuition, $
In-state public, United States 4,347.44
Out-of-state public, United States 11,111.85
Private, United States 21,072.74
In-province public, Canada 3,658.82
Out-of-province, Canada 6,086.18
Private, Canada 7,956.00
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Table 12. "Full fellowship" dollar value


  Average value, $
United States (US$) 13,623.70
Canada (C$) 12,653.85
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Table 13. Is a standard support package offered all students?


  No. of departments % of departments
Yes 54 28.7
No 134 71.3
Total responding departments 188 100
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Table 14. Support offerings, standard support packages


  No. of years of study for which support is offered (not necessarily consecutive years of study) No. of departments
Full tuition waiver   42
In the 1st year 41
One 1
Two 5
Three or more 36
Partial tuition waiver   6
In the 1st year 3
One 0
Two 3
Three or more 3
Fellowship support >$15,000   4
In the 1st year 4
One 0
Two 1
Three or more 3
Fellowship support $8,000-$15,000   25
In the 1st year 22
One 7
Two 8
Three or more 10
Fellowship support <$8,000   3
In the 1st year 3
One 2
Two 0
Three or more 1
Teaching or research assistantship   40
In the 1st year 19
One 3
Two 9
Three or more 28
Combination of fellowship and assistantship   25
In the 1st year 10
One 8
Two 4
Three or more 13
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Table 15. Financial support availability, all years, for the 134 departments offering nonstandard packages


  No. of departments % of the 134 departments offering nonstandard packages
All students in both the first year and in the second year and beyond
Full tuition waiver 21 15.7
Teaching or research assistantship 18 13.4
More than half of all students in both the first year and the second year and beyond
Full tuition waiver 30 22.4
Fellowship support $8,000-$15,000 14 10.4
Teaching or research assistantship 40 29.9
Combination of fellowship and assistantship 14 10.4
Fewer than half of all students in both the first year and the second year and beyond
Partial tuition waiver 14 10.4
Fellowship support above $15,000 22 16.4
Fellowship support $8,000-$15,000 37 27.6
Teaching or research assistantship 14 10.4
Combination of fellowship and assistantship 29 21.6
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Table 16. How many course sections do TAs teach each term?


  No. of sections No. of departments % of departments
Quarter system 0 2 1.5
1 13 9.8
2 3 2.3
3 2 1.5
Quarter system total   20 15.2
Semester system 0 10 7.6
1 56 42.4
2 31 23.5
3 9 6.8
4 1 0.8
5 3 2.3
6 1 0.8
10 1 0.8
Semester system total   112 84.8
Total, both systems   132 100.0
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Table 17. Annual TA salaries, union and nonunion


  No. of departments % of departments Average salary, $
Unionized 45 37.2 12,423.16
Nonunionized 76 62.8 11,563.46
Total 121 100.0 11,883.18
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Table 18. Annual TA salaries (1999-2000)


Salary range No. of departments % of departments Average salary, $
<$10,000 28 23.1 7,785.46
$10,000-$12,000 42 34.7 11,116.61
$12,000-$15,000 40 33.1 13,619.55
>$15,000 11 9.1 18,926.64
Total 121 100.0 11,883.18
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Table 19. How many semesters or quarters did TAs teach in 1999-2000?


  No. of departments % of departments
1 semester 7 4.35
2 quarters 2 1.24
2 semesters 124 77.02
3 quarters 24 14.91
Other 4 2.48
Total 161 100.00
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Table 20. What health benefits do TAs receive as part of their employment package?


  No. of departments % of all 225 departments
Coverage for the TA is the coverage offered to all enrolled doctoral students 68 30.2
Coverage for the TA is paid partly by the TA and partly by the institution 54 24.0
Coverage for the TA is paid fully by the institution 56 24.9
Coverage for the TA is paid fully by the TA 20 8.9
Coverage for dependents is offered 74 32.9
Coverage extends for a full 12 months 76 33.8
Coverage extends for the 9- or 10-month academic year 9 4.0
Coverage extends only for the time in which the TA teaches 11 4.9
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Table 21. Maximum number of years a student may hold teaching assistantship


  No. of depts % of departments
2 years 3 1.8
3 years 12 7.0
4 years 26 15.2
5 years 45 26.3
6 23 13.5
7 9 5.3
8 2 1.2
No limit 51 29.8
Total 171 100
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Table 22. Is there a program to train and support TAs in their teaching assignments?


  No. of departments % of all departments
Yes 162 72.0
No 63 28.0
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Table 23. Are paid research assistantships or editorial assistant positions available for doctoral students?


  No. of departments % of all departments
Yes 111 49.3
No 114 50.7
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Table 24. Other forms of assistance


Form of assistance No. of departments % of all departments
Travel for research and conferences 166 73.7
Expenses related to job searches 62 27.6
Summer funding 141 62.7
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Table 25. Do full-time students receive health insurance?


  No. of departments % of departments
Yes, at no cost 68 36.8
Yes, with copayment 78 42.2
No 39 21.1
Total 185 100.0
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