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Table 02-15: Doctor's Degrees Granted By Major
  2006-2007 2005-2006 2004-2005 2003-2004 2002-2003 2001-2002 1999-2000 1994-1995 1991-1992
  Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Independent Institutions                                    
4-Year Institutions                                    
Education 194 10.3% 206 12.0% 200 13.1% 174 12.8% 158 12.1% 137 14.5% 154 15.7% 81 7.7% 72 8.0%
Engineering 218 11.5% 200 11.6% 207 13.6% 163 12.0% 191 14.7% 159 16.8% 154 15.7% 211 20.1% 171 19.0%
Architectural and Engineering Technologies 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 1 0.1% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
English Language and Literature 41 2.2% 39 2.3% 25 1.6% 31 2.3% 33 2.5% 23 2.4% 36 3.7% 33 3.1% 26 2.9%
Liberal Arts and Sciences 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Biological Sciences 132 7.0% 115 6.7% 111 7.3% 94 6.9% 105 8.1% 94 9.9% 110 11.2% 101 9.6% 98 10.9%
Psychology 172 9.1% 166 9.7% 161 10.6% 172 12.6% 130 10.0% 93 9.8% 105 10.7% 79 7.5% 50 5.6%
Social Sciences and History 47 2.5% 57 3.3% 59 3.9% 45 3.3% 39 3.0% 76 8.0% 76 7.8% 109 10.4% 79 8.8%
Health Professions and Related Sciences 672 35.6% 479 27.8% 368 24.1% 294 21.6% 235 18.0% 61 6.4% 69 7.0% 37 3.5% 37 4.1%
Business Management and Administration 48 2.5% 39 2.3% 40 2.6% 45 3.3% 33 2.5% 46 4.9% 39 4.0% 50 4.8% 49 5.5%
All Other Majors 364 19.3% 419 24.4% 353 23.2% 343 25.2% 378 29.0% 258 27.2% 236 24.1% 351 33.4% 317 35.3%
                                     
Public Institutions                                    
State-Related Universities                                    
Education 185 12.4% 179 12.2% 155 11.9% 181 14.0% 164 15.5% 231 20.3% 231 20.7% 302 24.7% 288 24.4%
Engineering 188 12.6% 211 14.4% 172 13.2% 146 11.3% 156 14.7% 165 14.5% 137 12.3% 196 16.0% 166 14.1%
Architectural and Engineering Technologies 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
English Language and Literature 29 2.0% 31 2.1% 32 2.5% 26 2.0% 34 3.2% 42 3.7% 48 4.3% 50 4.1% 43 3.6%
Liberal Arts and Sciences 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Biological Sciences 176 11.8% 186 12.7% 147 11.3% 162 12.5% 122 11.5% 64 5.4% 84 7.5% 72 5.9% 83 7.0%
Psychology 99 6.7% 88 6.0% 85 6.5% 106 8.2% 110 10.4% 69 5.6% 79 7.1% 83 6.8% 85 7.2%
Social Sciences and History 81 5.4% 64 4.4% 83 6.4% 70 5.4% 64 6.0% 93 6.1% 94 8.4% 73 6.0% 78 6.6%
Health Professions and Related Sciences 254 17.1% 276 18.8% 214 16.5% 212 16.4% 37 3.5% 120 10.5% 110 9.9% 71 5.8% 63 5.3%
Business Management and Administration 49 3.3% 41 2.8% 34 2.6% 31 2.4% 41 3.9% 28 2.5% 30 2.7% 49 4.0% 58 4.9%
All Other Majors 426 28.6% 393 26.8% 378 29.1% 362 27.9% 331 31.3% 327 28.7% 303 27.2% 328 26.8% 315 26.7%
SSHE Universities                                    
Education 22 31.4% 23 25.8% 14 18.4% 18 24.3% 14 19.4% 18 20.0% 15 20.5% 8 13.6% 5 13.5%
Engineering 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Architectural and Engineering Technologies 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
English Language and Literature 35 50.0% 45 50.6% 39 51.3% 41 55.4% 41 56.9% 41 45.6% 35 47.9% 21 35.6% 19 51.4%
Liberal Arts and Sciences 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Biological Sciences 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Psychology 8 11.4% 9 10.1% 14 18.4% 11 14.9% 11 15.3% 25 27.8% 18 24.7% 28 47.5% 11 29.7%
Social Sciences and History 1 1.4% 6 6.7% 6 7.9% 3 4.1% 2 2.8% 6 6.7% 5 6.8% 2 3.4% 2 5.4%
Health Professions and Related Sciences 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Business Management and Administration 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
All Other Majors 4 5.7% 6 6.7% 3 3.9% 1 1.4% 4 5.6% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
                                     
Total All Institutions                                    
Education 401 11.6% 408 12.4% 369 12.7% 373 13.7% 336 13.8% 386 17.8% 400 18.5% 391 16.7% 365 17.3%
Engineering 406 11.8% 411 12.5% 379 13.1% 309 11.3% 347 14.3% 324 14.9% 291 13.4% 407 17.4% 337 15.9%
Architectural and Engineering Technologies 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 1 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
English Language and Literature 105 3.0% 115 3.5% 96 3.3% 98 3.6% 108 4.4% 106 4.9% 119 5.5% 104 4.5% 88 4.2%
Liberal Arts and Sciences 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Biological Sciences 308 8.9% 301 9.2% 258 8.9% 256 9.4% 227 9.3% 158 7.3% 194 8.9% 173 7.4% 181 8.6%
Psychology 279 8.1% 263 8.0% 260 9.0% 289 10.6% 251 10.3% 187 8.6% 202 9.3% 190 8.1% 146 6.9%
Social Sciences and History 129 3.7% 127 3.9% 148 5.1% 118 4.3% 105 4.3% 175 8.0% 175 8.1% 184 7.9% 159 7.5%
Health Professions and Related Sciences 926 26.9% 755 23.0% 582 20.1% 506 18.5% 272 11.2% 181 8.3% 179 8.3% 108 4.6% 100 4.7%
Business Management and Administration 97 2.8% 80 2.4% 74 2.6% 76 2.8% 74 3.0% 74 3.4% 69 3.2% 99 4.2% 107 5.1%
All Other Majors 794 23.0% 818 25.0% 734 25.3% 706 25.9% 713 29.3% 585 26.9% 539 24.9% 679 29.1% 632 29.9%
Total All Majors 3,445   3,278   2,900   2,731   2,434   2,176   2,168   2,335   1,483  
Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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