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, Economics, Health Services Research and Health Policy, Political Science, the three programs in Psychology, and Sociology.

PhD Program Data

Fall 2018

Fall 2017

5 Year Average

PhD Admissions

Number of applications 1,034 1,147 1,209
Number of admissions offers (Selectivity) 108 (10%) 112 (10%) 113 (10%)
Number of new doctoral students (Yield) 51 (47%) 55 (49%) 56 (50%)

PhD Enrollment

Total enrollment 278 279 283
Female 55% 58% 60%
Male 45% 42% 40%
International 31% 28% 26%
U.S. citizen or permanent resident 69% 72% 74%

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

Black or African American 9% 8% 8%
Asian 8% 8% 8%
Hispanic of any race 11% 8% 7%
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White 63% 65% 64%
Two or more races 4% 3% 3%
Not indicated 6% 7% 10%

PhD Degrees

2017-18

2016-17

5 Year Average

Number of degrees awarded 48 43 48
Median years to PhD 5.3 5.7 5.7
Average adjusted years to PhD 5.6 5.5 5.7
Percent of students who entered between
2005-06 and 2009-10, and completed
the PhD as of August 31, 2018
72%

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