06 October 1995
Vol 270, Issue 5233

About The Cover

The future of the science doctorate goes under the microscope in this special issue of Science. And the most pressing question new graduates pose about that future, as illustrated in this image, is, Will I get a job? To adapt to a shrinking job pool, many are proposing Ph.D. population control, curriculum changes, and altering the research university in very basic ways. See the special News section "Careers '95: The Future of the Ph.D." beginning on page 121. [Illustration: Jody May