Missouri's Doctorate Degrees Led By Biosciences
According to 2012 data from the National Science Foundation, biosciences continues to lead in the number of doctorate degrees awarded in Missouri, with over one in every four doctorates awarded in this field. Missouri universities granted 844 doctorates in 2012, with 233 in biosciences.
In the nation, 50,952 research doctorates were awarded in 2012. The largest field was biosciences which accounted for 12,029 degrees awarded in 2012.
Among bordering states, Missouri ranked second behind Illinois in the number of doctorate degrees awarded in 2012.
|Doctorate Degrees by Field of Study for 2012|
|Area||Total||Biosciences||Physical Sciences||Social Sciences||Engineering||Education||Humanities||Others|
|Source: National Science Foundation (NSF), The NSF uses the term Life Science to describe the Bioscience field.|
In Missouri, biociences (233) was the largest field in which doctorate degrees were awarded, followed by physical sciences (133), social sciences (116 ), engineering (121), education (95), humanities (90), and other fields (56).
Source: National Science Foundation