National Research Council Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs

2006-2011
Prepared for
National Academy of Sciences

The National Research Council periodically conducts a study of the quality and characteristics of doctoral programs in the United States. This comparative assessment is designed to assist prospective doctoral students with selecting programs that best fit their interests and to permit programs to benchmark themselves against similar programs. Mathematica conducted the 2006 Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs, which collected survey data about the doctoral programs in more than 60 areas of study in American universities.