Natural Sciences


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.

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

PhD AdmissionsFall 2019Fall 20185 Year Average
Applications3,0792,6422,789
Admissions offers (Selectivity)411 (13%)416 (16%)450 (16%)
New doctoral students (Yield)206 (50%)215 (52%)210 (47%)
PhD EnrollmentFall 2019Fall 20185 Year Average
Total enrollment1,0861,0551,022
Female55%52%53%
Male45%48%47%
International27%26%25%
U.S. citizen or permanent resident73%74%75%
PhD Enrollment, U.S. Citizen or
Permanent Resident, by Race
Fall 2019Fall 20185 Year Average
Black or African American11%10%10%
Asian12%11%10%
Hispanic of any race9%7%7%
American Indian or Alaska Native1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White57%59%60%
Two or more races5%4%4%
Not indicated7%8%9%
PhD Degrees and Completion2018-192017-185 Year Average
Number of degrees awarded150169153
Median years to PhD5.35.35.3
Average adjusted years to PhD5.45.45.5
Percent of students who entered
between 2007-08 and 2011-12, and
completed the PhD as
of August 31, 2019
80%