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Doctor’s Degree in Liberal Arts General Studies

93 Yearly Graduations
$38,400 Median Salary
$162,750 Median Debt
A doctor's degree in liberal arts is offered at 24 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 15% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 12.9% of liberal arts graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Liberal Arts Majors

In 2017-2018, 93 earned their doctor's degree in liberal arts. This earns it the #123 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in liberal arts at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 398,527
Undergraduate Certificate 65,701
Bachelor’s Degree 45,739
Basic Certificate 3,883
Master’s Degree 2,484
Graduate Certificate 327
Doctor’s Degree 93

Earnings of Liberal Arts Majors With Doctor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in liberal arts is $38,400. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $38,400 and the high is $38,400.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in liberal arts is $162,750. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $162,750 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $162,750.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $1,896.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in liberal arts. About 62.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 35
Women 58
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degree in Liberal Arts

The racial-ethnic distribution of liberal arts doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 64
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 6
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Liberal Arts Doctor's Degree Students

There are 24 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in liberal arts. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

18 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at Dallas tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for liberal arts majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Roughly 27,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,034 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,458 per year.

The liberal arts program at The University of Texas at Dallas awarded 18 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 61% were women.

#2

Salve Regina University

Newport, Rhode Island
13 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Salve Regina University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in liberal arts. Each year, around 2,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,530 per year.

The liberal arts program at Salve Regina University awarded 13 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 31% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Pacifica Graduate Institute

Carpinteria, California
10 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pacifica Graduate Institute comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in liberal arts. Roughly 800 attend the school each year. For the 2017-2018 academic year, 10 doctor's degree were handed out to liberal arts majors at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#3

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia
10 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Georgetown University. Roughly 19,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $53,520 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $49,560 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 10 people received their doctor's degree in liberal arts from Georgetown. Of these students, 60% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Emory University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in liberal arts. Roughly 14,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,590 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $41,800 per year.

The liberal arts program at Emory University awarded 6 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. About 50% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

The 5th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is George Mason University. Roughly 35,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,736 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 6 people received their doctor's degree in liberal arts from GMU.

#7

Faulkner University

Montgomery, Alabama
5 Yearly Graduations
20% Women

Faulkner University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in liberal arts. Roughly 3,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $19,880 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,750 per year.

The liberal arts program at Faulkner University awarded 5 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year.

4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 8th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Maharishi University of Management. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $28,000 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 4 doctor's degree were handed out to liberal arts majors at MUM.

#8

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Louisville comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in liberal arts. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,460 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,684 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 4 people received their doctor's degree in liberal arts from U of L.

#10

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

Johns Hopkins University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in liberal arts. Roughly 25,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $53,740 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $53,740 per year.

The liberal arts program at Johns Hopkins University awarded 3 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year.

#10

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

Florida State University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in liberal arts. Each year, around 41,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,684 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 3 people received their doctor's degree in liberal arts from Florida State.

#12

New Mexico State University - Main Campus

Las Cruces, New Mexico
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 12th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is New Mexico State University - Main Campus. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,515 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,549 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 2 people received their doctor's degree in liberal arts from New Mexico State University - Main Campus.

#12

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Tulane University of Louisiana. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,780 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $52,856 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 2 doctor's degree were handed out to liberal arts majors at Tulane. About 100% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Montana State University

Bozeman, Montana
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Montana State University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in liberal arts. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,654 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,089 per year.

The liberal arts program at Montana State University awarded 2 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year.

2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 12th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. For the 2017-2018 academic year, 2 doctor's degree were handed out to liberal arts majors at IDSVA.

#16

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York
1 Yearly Graduations

Syracuse University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in liberal arts. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $37,416 per year.

The liberal arts program at Syracuse University awarded 1 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year.

#16

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 16th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Washington University in St Louis. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $52,400 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 1 people received their doctor's degree in liberal arts from WUSTL.

1 Yearly Graduations

Ohio State University - Main Campus is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in liberal arts. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,852 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,560 per year.

The liberal arts program at Ohio State University - Main Campus awarded 1 doctor's degree during the 2017-2018 school year.

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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