Social Sciences


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

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

PhD AdmissionsFall 2019Fall 20185 Year Average
Applications1,0401,0341,089
Admissions offers (Selectivity)107 (10%)108 (10%)104 (10%)
New doctoral students (Yield)43 (40%)51 (47%)48 (47%)
PhD EnrollmentFall 2019Fall 20185 Year Average
Total enrollment263278276
Female59%55%59%
Male41%45%41%
International32%31%28%
U.S. citizen or permanent resident68%69%72%
PhD Enrollment, U.S. Citizen or
Permanent Resident, by Race
Fall 2019Fall 20185 Year Average
Black or African American9%9%9%
Asian10%8%8%
Hispanic of any race12%11%8%
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White63%63%64%
Two or more races3%4%3%
Not indicated3%6%8%
PhD Degrees and Completion2018-192017-185 Year Average
Number of degrees awarded464846
Median years to PhD5.95.75.7
Average adjusted years to PhD6.05.65.7
Percent of students who entered
between 2007-08 and 2011-12, and
completed the PhD as
of August 31, 2019
77%