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Results from the latest survey of science doctorates earned in the United States

The Scientist Staff
Jan 18, 2004

Doctorates awarded by field of study

Biology PhDs accounted for 29% of all those given in the sciences in 2002, up from 26% in 1993. Numbers are in thousands

Biology by the numbers

The fields below awarded the most biological-sciences doctorates in 2002

Minorities in science

Percentage of science PhDs given to minorities

Women in science

Percentage of science doctorates given to women

After graduation

Destinations of 2002 graduates who had definite plans to work in the United States

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