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Programs Statistics of PhDs produced in each field?

  1. Jan 29, 2012 #1
    Does anyone have sources on how many PhDs of each field is being produced each year? i.e. how many physics PhDs graduate each other, how many in mathematics, etc.
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  3. Jan 30, 2012 #2


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  4. Jan 30, 2012 #3


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    Here's a bunch of statistics by general field.


    The NORC website might have it broken down by specialty. I think it's interesting to see that the average time in graduate school for someone in the physical sciences is 6.7 years (lowest of any field) and that on average it takes an education grad student almost 13 years to complete a doctorate! I wonder where the division is between full-time and part-time work on the doctorate (while physics is almost always full-time, education is usually part-time).
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