Originally Posted by Gibonius
That's exactly the reason they take in as many students as they do, despite there not really being any market for them after graduation. It's cheap labor. Not restricted to the humanities either, abuses are just as bad in the sciences although with a different focus.
Of course. Although a lot of programs have been cutting back, just because the market is so bad. Even though graduate programs are without a doubt evil exploitative scams, they seem to have some conscience.
Ironically this comes during a time when applications are up 50% everywhere..