Humanities Indicators
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II-24c: Median Years Taking Courses or Preparing for Exams for the Doctorate,* by Primary Type of Financial Support and Broad Field of Study,** for PhDs Graduating 2011–2013

* The median estimated time in coursework and exams cannot be directly compared to the total median time in program used in Indicators II-24a and II-24b because the questions about time in particular stages of doctoral study are worded differently. (See “About the Data” for details.)
** Life sciences includes agricultural sciences and natural resources; biological, biomedical sciences; and health sciences. Physical sciences includes mathematics and computer and information sciences. Social sciences includes psychology.

Source: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED; a custom tabulation of SED data was prepared for the Humanities Indicators by NORC at the University of Chicago).

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