Ph.D. Program Statistics - Public Policy and Sociology

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 Public Policy and Sociology 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 2017 5 Year Average
Number of applications 59 47
Number of new doctoral students 1 2
Ph.D. Enrollment
Fall 2017 5 Year Average
Total enrollment 12 11
Female 67% 64%
Male 33% 36%
International 0% 11%
U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident 100% 89%
Ph.D. Enrollment, U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, by Race
Fall 2017 5 Year Average
African American 33% 30%
Asian American 17% 14%
Hispanic (one or more races) 17% 9%
Native American 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 25% 40%
Two or more races (excludes Hispanic) 8% 8%
Not indicated 0% 0%
Ph.D. Degree
2017 5 Year Average
Number of degrees awarded 2 1
Median years to Ph.D.
Percent of students who entered the doctoral program between 2000-01 and 2004-05 and completed the Ph.D. as of August 31, 2017 100%
Percent of students who entered the doctoral program between 2005-06 and 2009-10 and completed the Ph.D. as of August 31, 2017 100%
Funding (external funding paid directly to Ph.D. students, without being disbursed by the University, is not included)
2017 5 Year Average
Enrolled Ph.D. students with tuition AND stipend support 100% 99%
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) 0% 1%
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% 0%
Ph.D. Career Outcomes Data
Position type tenth year after graduation, 2003 - 2007 cohorts Position type fifth year after graduation, 2008 - 2012 cohorts Position type first year after graduation, 2013 - 2017 cohorts
Tenure-track faculty 44% 50%
Postdoctoral / Traineeship / Fellowship 19% 33%
Non-Tenure Track Faculty / University Researcher / University Administrator 13% 0%
Business / Industry 6% 0%
Other professional employment / Government / Non-Profit 19% 17%
Not employed 0% 0%
No data available 0% 0%
Total Ph.D.s awarded 3 16 6

Program statistics are updated annually in December. Last updated December 24, 2017.