Natural Sciences

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

Natural Sciences include Biomedical Engineering, Biostatistics, Chemistry, Computer Science and Informatics, Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, the eight programs in the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Mathematics, Nursing, Nutrition and Health Sciences, and Physics.

PhD Program Data

Fall 2018

Fall 2017

5 Year Average

PhD Admissions

Number of applications 2,642 2,818 2,651
Number of admissions offers (Selectivity) 416 (16%) 500 (18%) 446 (17%)
Number of new doctoral students (Yield) 215 (52%) 233 (47%) 203 (45%)

PhD Enrollment

Total enrollment 1,055 1,033 994
Female 52% 52% 53%
Male 48% 48% 47%
International 26% 25% 24%
U.S. citizen or permanent resident 74% 75% 76%

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

Black or African American 10% 9% 9%
Asian 11% 10% 9%
Hispanic of any race 7% 7% 7%
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White 59% 60% 61%
Two or more races 4% 3% 3%
Not indicated 8% 9% 10%

PhD Degrees

2017-18

2016-17

5 Year Average

Number of degrees awarded 169 164 154
Median years to PhD 5.7 5.7 5.7
Average adjusted years to PhD 5.4 5.5 5.5
Percent of students who entered between
2005-06 and 2009-10, and completed
the PhD as of August 31, 2018
79%

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