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2021 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Doctor's Degree Schools

8 Colleges
$38,400 Avg Salary
$162,750 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Liberal Arts General Studies Doctor's Degree School for You

In 2018-2019, 547,539 degrees and certificates were awarded to liberal arts general studies students, making the major the most popular in the country.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Liberal Arts General Studies Doctor's Degree Schools ranking. This report analyzed 8 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best doctor's degree programs for students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school is, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

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2021 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Doctor’s Degree Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Liberal Arts General Studies Doctor's Degree Colleges.

Top Schools for a Doctorate in Liberal Arts

#1

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Our analysis found Georgetown University to be the best school for liberal arts general studies students who want to pursue a doctor’s degree in the United States. Located in the large city of Washington, Georgetown is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Southern Methodist University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Liberal Arts General Studies Doctor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Dallas, SMU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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The excellent doctor’s degree programs at Ohio State University - Main Campus helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best liberal arts general studies schools in the United States. Located in the city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#4

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means George Mason University is a great place for liberal arts general studies students working on their doctor’s degree. GMU is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Fairfax.

On average, liberal arts graduates from GMU take out $78,899 in student loans while working on their Doctor's Degree.

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#5

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

The excellent doctor’s degree programs at University of Louisville helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best liberal arts general studies schools in the United States. Located in the large city of Louisville, U of L is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Liberal Arts majors at U of L take out an average of $79,238 in student loans while working on their Doctor's Degree.

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Montana State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for liberal arts general studies students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list. MSU Bozeman is a fairly large public school located in the town of Bozeman.

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Tulane University of Louisiana came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Liberal Arts General Studies Doctor’s Degree Schools ranking. Tulane is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New Orleans.

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New Mexico State University - Main Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for liberal arts general studies students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. New Mexico State University - Main Campus is a fairly large public school located in the midsize suburb of Las Cruces.

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 8 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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