Table E.4 Demographic and Other US Life-Science PhDs by Fine Field in 10- or 11-Year Cohorts

 

FY 86–96 Doctorate Recipients

FY 76–85 Doctorate Recipients

FY 66–75 Doctorate Recipients

 

Total PhDs

n

Women %

Temp. Res. %

Planning Postdoc %

Median Time to Degree yrs

Total PhDs

n

Women %

Temp. Res. %

Planning Postdoc %

Median Time to Degree yrs

Total PhDs

n

Women %

Temp. Res. %

Planning Postdoc %

Median Time to Degree yrs**

Nonbiomedical doctoral fields

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agronomy and crop science

1437

13

43

20

7.9

1475

7

39

12

6.6

1636

1

33

9

6.2

Animal breeding and genetics

227

15

41

24

7.1

81

21

31

14

6.5

 

 

 

 

 

Animal husbandry

 

 

 

 

 

155

5

19

16

6.3

865

1

22

12

6.0

Animal nutrition

634

19

27

22

7.0

1039

10

28

13

6.3

448

6

27

13

6.2

Animal science, other

962

22

31

31

7.2

277

13

31

21

6.7

 

 

 

 

 

Botany

1201

38

20

40

8.6

1428

27

9

28

7.2

1784

17

10

17

6.5

Conservation/renewable natural research

134

19

33

13

9.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dairy science

126

14

33

27

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fish and wildlife

 

 

 

 

 

452

7

10

9

7.3

437

2

7

7

6.5

Fish science and management

427

16

27

18

9.2

117

14

17

10

7.6

 

 

 

 

 

Food distribution

1

0

0

0

6.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food engineering

92

13

59

22

8.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food science

269

34

43

19

8.0

1128

25

37

12

6.9

538

13

29

14

6.6

Food science, other

1265

39

51

20

8.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forest biology

197

24

27

30

8.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forest engineering

17

6

47

12

10.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forest management

167

12

35

13

8.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forestry and related science, other

502

17

34

14

9.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forestry science

203

12

23

20

7.7

862

6

21

9

7.2

730

0

19

6

6.6

Horticulture science

778

25

38

19

8.0

704

15

31

8

6.6

665

3

32

7

6.2

Plant breeding and genetics

817

18

41

25

7.6

237

15

27

17

6.2

 

 

 

 

 



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