Social Sciences

Percentages are rounded to whole numbers and do not always add to 100.

Social Sciences include Anthropology, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Business, Division of Educational Studies, Economics, Health Services Research and Health Policy, Political Science, the three programs in Psychology, and Sociology.

PhD Program Data

Fall 2017

Fall 2016

5 Year Average

PhD Admissions

Number of applications 1,147 1,190 1,084
Number of admissions offers (Selectivity) 112 (10%) 97 (8%) 97 (9%)
Number of new doctoral students (Yield) 55 (49%) 47 (48%) 48 (50%)

PhD Enrollment

Total enrollment 279 277 290
Female 58% 59% 61%
Male 42% 41% 39%
International 28% 26% 27%
U.S. citizen or permanent resident 72% 74% 73%

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

Black or African American 8% 7% 9%
Asian 8% 9% 9%
Hispanic of any race 8% 7% 6%
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White 65% 64% 63%
Two or more races 3% 2% 2%
Not indicated 7% 11% 11%

PhD Degrees

2016-17

2015-16

5 Year Average

Number of degrees awarded 43 50 47
Median years to PhD 5.7 5.7 5.7
Average adjusted years to PhD 5.5 5.6 5.8
Percent of students who entered between
2005-06 and 2009-10, and completed
the PhD as of August 31, 2017
76

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