Social Work and Social Sciences

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 Social Work and Social Sciences website to learn more about the intellectual life, successes, and opportunities in this Ph.D. program.

Ph.D. Admissions
Fall 2013 5 year Average
Number of applications 101 105
Number of new doctoral students 7 9
Ph.D. Enrollment
Fall 2013 4 year Average
Total enrollment 63 70
Female 71% 77%
Male 29% 23%
International 21% 20%
U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident 79% 80%
Ph.D. Enrollment, U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, by Race
Fall 2013 4 year Average
African American 6% 8%
Asian American 6% 8%
Hispanic (one or more races) 16% 14%
Native American 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 70% 66%
Two or more races (excludes Hispanic) 0% 3%
Not indicated 2% 1%
Ph.D. Degree
2013 5 year Average
Number of degrees awarded 10 8
Median years to Ph.D. 7.3 7.5
Percent of students who entered the doctoral program between 2000-01 and 2004-05 and completed the Ph.D. as of August 31, 2013 81%
Funding (external funding paid directly to Ph.D. students, without being disbursed by the University, is not included)
2013 4 year Average
Enrolled Ph.D. students with tuition AND stipend support 96% 90%
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) 4% 6%
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% 3%
Ph.D. Placement Data
Position type first year after graduation, 2009 - 2013 cohorts Position type five years after graduation, 2005 - 2009 cohorts
Tenure-track faculty 39% 57%
Postdoctoral / Traineeship / Fellowship 24% 0%
Non-Tenure Track Faculty / University Researcher / University Administrator 10% 19%
Business / Industry 0% 2%
Other professional employment / Government / Non-Profit 10% 17%
Not employed 7% 0%
No data available 10% 4%
Total Ph.D.s awarded 41 47

Program statistics are updated annually in December. Last updated December 19, 2013.