Social Sciences

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

Percentages are rounded to whole numbers and do not always add to 100. “Five Year Average” of admissions and enrollment data reflect data from 2012-13 through fall semester 2016. “Five Year Average” of degree data reflects data from 2011-12 through 2015-16.

PhD Program Data

Fall 2016

Fall 2015

5 Year Average

PhD Admissions

Number of applications 1,412 1,260 1,358
Number of admissions offers (Selectivity) 117 (8%) 119 (9%) 118 (9%)
Number of new doctoral students (Yield) 62 (53%) 58 (49%) 61 (52%)

PhD Enrollment

Total enrollment 344 354 377
Female 61% 64% 62%
Male 39% 36% 39%
International 26% 26% 27%
U.S. citizen or permanent resident 74% 74% 74%

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

Blackof African American 7% 9% 11%
Asian 7% 6% 8%
Hispanic of any race 7% 5% 6%
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White 62% 61% 60%
Two or more races (includes Hispanic) 4% 3% 2%
Not indicated 13% 16% 13%

PhD Degrees

2015-16

5 Year Average

Number of degrees awarded 61 63
Median years to PhD 5.7 5.9
Average adjusted years to PhD 5.8 6.2
Percent of students who entered between
2004-05 and 2008-09, and completed
the PhD as of August 31, 2016
77%

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