Number of doctoral degrees earned in the United States in 2014/2015, by field of research

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Number of degrees
Health professions and related programs 71,003
Legal professions and studies 40,329
Education 11,772
Engineering 10,239
Biological and biomedical sciences 8,053
Psychology 6,583
Physical sciences and science technologies 5,823
Social sciences and history 4,828
Business 3,116
Computer and information sciences 1,998
Theology and religious vocations 1,927
Mathematics and statistics 1,801
Visual and performing arts 1,793
Agriculture and natural resources 1,561
English language and literature/letters 1,418
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,243
Public administration and social services 1,123
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 840
Philosophy and religious studies 762
Communication, journalism, and related programs 644
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 335
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 312
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 311
Architecture and related services 272
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 193
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields 123
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies,and humanities 96
Library science 44
Transportation and materials moving 5
Precision production 0
Military technologies and applied sciences 0
Construction trades 0
Communications technologies 0
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 0
Other and not classified 0
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The graph shows the number of doctoral degrees earned in the United States in 2015, distinguished by field of research. About 1,998 doctoral degrees were earned in computer and information sciences.

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