Number of doctorate recipients in the United States in 2017, by major field of study
Doctorate recipient numbers in the U.S. in 2017, by major field of study
This graph shows the number of doctorate recipients in the United States in 2017, by major field of study. In 2017, there were 12,592 doctorate recipients In the field of life sciences across the United States.
Number of doctorate recipients in the United States in 2017, by major field of study
Number of doctorate recipients
Life sciences 12,592
Engineering 9,843
Psychology and social sciences 9,079
Physical sciences and earth sciences 6,081
Humanities and arts 5,290
Education 4,823
Mathematics and computer sciences 3,843
Other *3,113
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Sources

Release date

December 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

* Non-science and engineering fields.

Doctorate recipient numbers in the U.S. in 2017, by major field of study
This graph shows the number of doctorate recipients in the United States in 2017, by major field of study. In 2017, there were 12,592 doctorate recipients In the field of life sciences across the United States.
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