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Doctor’s Degrees in General Physical Sciences

20 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in physical science. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 10% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 60.0% of physical science graduates were international students.

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
Associate’s Degree 4,132
Bachelor’s Degree 293
Master’s Degree 82
Doctor’s Degree 20

Earnings of Physical Science Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for physical science majors with their doctor's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for physical science majors who have their doctor's degree is not available.

Student Diversity

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
Men 14
Women 6
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Physical Science

The racial-ethnic distribution of physical science doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 6
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 0
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Physical Science Doctor's Degree Students

There are 3 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in physical science. Learn more about the most popular 3 below:

#1

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York
12 Yearly Graduations
8% Women

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.

#2

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

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.

1 Yearly Graduations

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.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to physical science that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Chemistry 3,063
Physics 1,875
Geological & Earth Sciences 810
Astronomy & Astrophysics 185
Materials Sciences 178

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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