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Producing PhDs

Yale's ten largest doctoral programs.

Chart: Mark Zurolo ’01MFA

Chart: Mark Zurolo ’01MFA

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Yale awards somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 PhDs every year, in 67 fields of study. The largest number are awarded in Engineering and Applied Sciences, although that number includes students who specialized in areas ranging from computer science to biomedical engineering. At left are the numbers of PhDs granted over five years (2013–14 to 2017–18) in the ten largest doctoral programs.

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