All Departments: PhD Completion Rates*

College of Humanities and Sciences Number Matriculated % Completed within major % Completed all majors % Still Enrolled**
Chemical Biology  <5 0% 0% 100%
Chemistry  70 43% 46% 26%
Clinical Psychology  51 43% 43% 53%
Counseling Psychology  38 53% 55% 34%
Health Psychology 8 25% 25% 75%
Media, Art, and Text  51 39% 39% 39%
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology  14 14% 14% 79%
Psychology  31 48% 55% 29%
Rehabilitation and Movement Science  13 31% 31% 8%
Systems Modeling and Analysis  19 21% 21% 21%
         
School of Allied Health Professions        
Health Related Sciences  64 39% 39% 44%
Health Services Organization and Research  18 44% 44% 28%
Nurse Anesthesia Practice  145 93% 93% 1%
Occupational Therapy  18 61% 61% 11%
Physical Therapy  289 98% 98% 0%
Rehabilitation and Movement Science  13 31% 31% 8%
         
School of the Arts        
Art History  25 24% 24% 32%
         
School of Business        
Business  42 62% 62% 7%
         
School of Education        
Education  103 36% 36% 32%
Ed.D Leadership 80  94% 94% 0%
         
School of Engineering        
Biomedical Engineering  42 33% 33% 26%
Engineering  128 43% 45% 20%
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering  54 48% 48% 15%
         
L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs        
Public Policy and Administration  85 28% 28% 33%
         
School of Medicine        
Biochemistry  20 60% 65% 5%
Biostatistics  36 44% 44% 36%
Epidemiology  8 75% 75% 25%
Healthcare Policy & Research <5 0% 0% 100%
Human Genetics  23 43% 43% 48%
Medical Physics  22 55% 55% 14%
Microbiology and Immunology  39 44% 59% 26%
Neuroscience  <5 100% 100% 0%
Pharmacology and Toxicology  28 75% 82% 0%
Physiology and Biophysics  21 62% 67% 14%
Social and Behavioral Health  16 44% 44% 44%
         
School of Nursing        
Nursing  40 38% 38% 28%
         
School of Pharmacy        
Pharmaceutical Sciences   86  52% 52 %  23%
         
School of Social Work        
Social Work  48 50% 50% 25%
         
VCU Life Sciences        
Integrative Life Sciences  46 54% 54% 33%
         
Office of Research        
Clinical and Translational Sciences 6 0% 0% 67%

*Data is from a five year cohort of Fall 2007 through Fall 2012.

**As of Fall 2015, Census 2

% Comlpeted within major: The percent of students who earned a degree in the major they originally enrolled in.

% Completed all majors: The percent of students who earned a degree in their enrolled major as well as outside the major they originally enrolled in.