Doctor’s Degrees in General Physical Sciences
Education Levels of Physical Science Majors
In 2018-2019, 20 earned their doctor's degree in physical science. This makes it the 186th most popular doctor's degree program in the country.
The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in physical science at each degree level.
|Education Level||Number of Grads|
Earnings of Physical Science Majors With Doctor’s Degrees
More men than women pursue doctor's degrees in physical science. About 70.0% of graduates in this field are male.
|Gender||Number of Grads|
The racial-ethnic distribution of physical science doctor’s degree students is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||2|
|Hispanic or Latino||0|
Most Popular Physical Science Programs for Doctor’s Degrees
There are 3 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in physical science. Learn more about the most popular 3 below:
Rochester Institute of Technology tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for physical science majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Each year, around 16,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,049 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,522 per year.
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their doctor's degree in physical science from RIT.
The 2nd most popular school in the country for physical science majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Each year, around 9,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,495 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,760 per year.
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their doctor's degree in physical science from UA Little Rock. Of these students, 71% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.
Wright State University - Main Campus comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in physical science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,073 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,298 per year.
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their doctor's degree in physical science from Wright State University - Main Campus.
Explore Major by State
Below are some popular majors that are similar to physical science that offer doctor’s degrees.
|Major||Annual Degrees Awarded|
|Geological & Earth Sciences||810|
|Astronomy & Astrophysics||185|
*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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