2014 Doctoral Program Profiles

The University of Kansas is a major public research and teaching institution with more than 80 doctoral degree programs. This website provides summary data for Lawrence-campus doctoral programs as one-page doctoral program profiles.

Each profile includes data on faculty, enrollment, admissions, financial support, the number of degrees completed and postdoctoral plans. See descriptions below for more information about the data included in these profiles.

Questions about the data in the profiles should be directed to the Office of Graduate Studies at graduate@ku.edu. Questions about the academic programs should be directed to the respective department.

All documents are in PDF Format

School of Architecture, Design and Planning


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

American Studies
Applied Behavioral Science
Child Language
Clinical Child Psychology
Communication Studies
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Film and Media Studies
Germanic Languages and Literature
History of Art
Molecular Biosciences
Biochemistry and Biophysics
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Political Science
Public Affairs and Administration
Slavic Languages and Literature
Speech, Language and Hearing
Speech Language Pathology
Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

School of Business


School of Education

Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Health, Sport and Exercise Science
Psychology, Research and Education
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology and Research
School Psychology
Special Education

School of Engineering

Aerospace Engineering
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
Civil Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

School of Journalism

Journalism and Mass Communications

School of Music

Music Education and Music Therapy

School of Pharmacy

Medicinal Chemistry
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Pharmaceutical Chemistry

School of Social Welfare

Social Welfare

Departmental Faculty includes tenured and tenure track faculty, regular and temporary instructors, and other instructional faculty paid by the department governing this program. Faculty counts are taken in October of each year and may include faculty administrators and tenured faculty on phased retirement.

Enrollment and demographic counts are included for the most recent fall and averaged for the previous three fall semesters.

The admissions table shows average number of applicants, admissions, and enrollments in the doctoral program during the three most recent summer/fall application cycles. When available, GRE scores and GPA data from previous institutions are included in averages.  Beginning with the FY 2013 reports, GRE scores have been converted into the current score ranges to allow comparisons over time.

Doctoral student support includes any assistance disbursed through or recorded in the university HR Pay, financial aid, student financials, or third party payment systems.  Assistantship data is as of Fall 2012, calculated for 9 months, and includes appointments in departments other than the students’ program, including on the Medical Center campus, if applicable.  Other support is as of March 2013 and includes assistance received during the academic year as of that date. Other institutional support may include tuition waivers and adjustments; scholarships, grants, and fellowships; and other grant-funded or institutional support.  Some external support may not be included.

Degree counts and time to degree data are included for the previous six years, in three-year increments. Time to degree calculations are based on time elapsed from the first semester enrolled as a degree-seeking graduate student in the program's department to the graduation term.

Postdoctoral plans as reported on the Survey of Earned Doctorates at the time of dissertation submission are included for the most recent five years available. Type of employer or further training type is collected only for students with firm postdoctoral plans.

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