Ph.D. Program Statistics - Molecular and Integrative Physiology

In order to make the activity and culture of graduate programs more visible, we provide in the table below basic statistics about the Ph.D. programs at the University of Michigan. The data and variables were selected to offer a more accurate and helpful picture than those provided by external sources. We also encourage you to visit the Molecular and Integrative Physiology website to learn more about the intellectual life, successes, and opportunities in this Ph.D. program.

The Ph.D. program statistics are also available in an interactive dashboard (Tableau).

Ph.D. Admissions
Fall 2018 5 Year Average
Number of applications 40 41
Number of new doctoral students 10 14
Ph.D. Enrollment
Fall 2018 5 Year Average
Total enrollment 39 35
Female 51% 54%
Male 49% 46%
International 18% 22%
U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident 82% 78%
Ph.D. Enrollment, U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, by Race
Fall 2018 5 Year Average
African American 3% 1%
Asian American 16% 18%
Hispanic (one or more races) 16% 9%
Native American 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 56% 63%
Two or more races (excludes Hispanic) 0% 0%
Not indicated 9% 10%
Ph.D. Degree
2018 5 Year Average
Number of degrees awarded 8 5
Median years to Ph.D. 5.13 5.55
Percent of students who entered the doctoral program between 2000-01 and 2004-05 and completed the Ph.D. as of August 31, 2018 94%
Percent of students who entered the doctoral program between 2005-06 and 2009-10 and completed the Ph.D. as of August 31, 2018 79%
Funding (external funding paid directly to Ph.D. students, without being disbursed by the University, is not included)
2018 5 Year Average
Enrolled Ph.D. students with tuition AND stipend support 93% 93%
Enrolled Ph.D. students with tuition OR stipend support (in many cases, students competed successfully for external funding and did not need additional financial support) 7% 7%
Enrolled Ph.D. students who received no financial support (in many cases, students competed successfully for external funding and did not need additional financial support) 0% 1%
Ph.D. Career Outcomes Data
Position type tenth year after graduation, 2004 - 2008 cohorts Position type fifth year after graduation, 2009 - 2013 cohorts Position type first year after graduation, 2014 - 2018 cohorts
Tenure-track faculty 5% 0% 0%
Postdoctoral / Traineeship / Fellowship 10% 43% 42%
Non-Tenure Track Faculty / University Researcher / University Administrator 30% 7% 4%
Business / Industry 35% 17% 8%
Other professional employment / Government / Non-Profit 15% 33% 31%
Not employed 0% 0% 12%
No data available 5% 0% 4%
Total Ph.D.s awarded 20 30 26

Last updated April 8, 2019.