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Choosing the Right MFA Program: Women Outpace Men

Posted by Lyn Chamberlin on Jun 18, 2012 10:15:00 AM

female graduates resized 600Juliet Davis, an Associate Professor at The University of Tampa describes her initial search for a graduate degree as "groping in the dark." She wanted it, she thought, for "a better job, more money, a tenure-track position, some security..."

Continuing their increasing dominance in higher education, according to the most recent census figures, for the first time in history, women in the U.S. hold more advanced college degrees than their male counterparts.

Among adults ages 25 and older, 10.6 million American women have master’s degrees or higher, compared to 10.5 million men, according to the Associated Press

But for many, pursuing an MFA in Fine Arts is not easy -- how to take time away from work, family, from the obligations of everyday life? For many the answer is an MFA at one of the leading low-residency colleges and universities in the United States.

Read Juliet Davis's account of her time at Vermont College of Fine Arts. You can download it HERE.

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