Doctoral degrees earned in the United States by field of research 2016/17

Number of doctoral degrees earned in the United States in 2016/2017, by field of research

Doctoral degrees earned in the United States by field of research 2016/17 The graph shows the number of doctoral degrees earned in the United States in 2017, distinguished by field of research. About 1,089 doctoral degrees were earned in computer and information sciences.
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Number of doctoral degrees earned in the United States in 2016/2017, by field of research

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Number of degrees
Agriculture and natural resources 660
Architecture and related services 120
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 65
Biological and biomedical sciences 2,067
Business 695
Communication, journalism, and related programs 130
Communications technologies 0
Computer and information sciences 1,089
Construction trades 0
Education 709
Engineering 5,911
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields 57
English language and literature/letters 111
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 70
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 364
Health professions and related programs 2,601
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 21
Legal professions and studies 1,221
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies,and humanities 5
Library science 10
Mathematics and statistics 943
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 0
Military technologies and applied sciences 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 201
Other and not classified 66
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 110
Philosophy and religious studies 2,354
Physical sciences and science technologies 0
Precision production 382
Psychology 151
Public administration and social services 1,323
Social sciences and history 1,218
Theology and religious vocations 105
Transportation and materials moving 247
Visual and performing arts 404
Number of degrees
Agriculture and natural resources 660
Architecture and related services 120
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 65
Biological and biomedical sciences 2,067
Business 695
Communication, journalism, and related programs 130
Communications technologies 0
Computer and information sciences 1,089
Construction trades 0
Education 709
Engineering 5,911
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields 57
English language and literature/letters 111
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 70
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 364
Health professions and related programs 2,601
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 21
Legal professions and studies 1,221
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies,and humanities 5
Library science 10
Mathematics and statistics 943
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 0
Military technologies and applied sciences 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 201
Other and not classified 66
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 110
Philosophy and religious studies 2,354
Physical sciences and science technologies 0
Precision production 382
Psychology 151
Public administration and social services 1,323
Social sciences and history 1,218
Theology and religious vocations 105
Transportation and materials moving 247
Visual and performing arts 404
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The graph shows the number of doctoral degrees earned in the United States in 2017, distinguished by field of research. About 1,089 doctoral degrees were earned in computer and information sciences.
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