Environmental Health Sciences

Percentages are rounded to whole numbers and do not always add to 100. “Five Year Average” of admissions and enrollment data reflect data from 2012-13 through fall semester 2016.  “Five Year Average” of degree data reflects data from 2011-12 through 2015-16.

Environmental Health Sciences admitted its first cohort in 2011. 

PhD Program Data

Fall 2016

Fall 2015

5 Year Average

PhD Admissions

Number of applications 65 48 50
Number of admissions offers (Selectivity) 12 (18%) 7 (15%) 9 (19%)
Number of new doctoral students (Yield) 7 (58%) 5 (71%) 5 (57%)

PhD Enrollment

Total enrollment 27 24 18
Female 63% 71% 67%
Male 37% 29% 33%
International 33% 21% 27%
U.S. citizen or permanent resident 67% 79% 73%

PhD Enrollment, U.S. Citizen or
Permanent Resident, by Race

Black or African American 11% 5% 8%
Asian 17% 21% 21%
Hispanic of any race
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White 50% 58% 50%
Two or more races (includes Hispanic)
Not indicated 22% 16% 21%

PhD Degrees

2015-16

5 Year Average

Number of degrees awarded 5 5
Median years to PhD 3.9 3.9
Average adjusted years to PhD 3.8 3.8
Percent of students who entered between
2004-05 and 2008-09, and completed
the PhD as of August 31, 2016

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