All Departments: PhD Time to Degree*

College of Humanities and Sciences Years
Chemical Biology (2) 7.25
Chemistry (52) 5.25
Clinical Psychology (52) 6.32
Counseling Psychology (49) 6.00
Media, Art, and Text (29) 5.75
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (4) 3.04
Psychology (32) 4.75
Rehabilitation and Movement Science (12) 4.56
Systems Modeling and Analysis (5) 4.00
   
School of Allied Health Professions  
Health Related Sciences(56) 5.92
Health Services Organization and Research (17) 4.94
Nurse Anesthesia Practice (259) 2.85
Occupational Therapy (16) 3.46
Physical Therapy (492) 2.60
Rehabilitation and Movement Science (12) 4.56
   
School of the Arts  
Art History (19) 6.54
   
School of Business  
Business (48) 4.65
   
School of Education  
Education (146) 5.57
Ed.D. Leadership (76) 2.74
   
School of Engineering  
Biomedical Engineering (28) 4.53
Engineering (83) 4.11
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering (35) 3.75
   
L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs  
Public Policy and Administration (86) 7.05
   
School of Medicine  
Biochemistry (48) 4.76
Biostatistics (27) 4.75
Epidemiology (12) 4.47
Human Genetics (33) 5.62
Medical Physics (22) 5.33
Microbiology and Immunology (57) 5.40
Neuroscience (18) 4.65
Pharmacology and Toxicology (56) 4.80
Physiology and Biophysics (28) 4.93
Social and Behavioral Health (7) 4.15
   
School of Nursing  
Nursing (39) 5.69
   
School of Pharmacy  
Pharmaceutical Sciences (85) 4.65
   
School of Social Work  
Social Work (43) 4.95
   
VCU Life Sciences  
Integrative Life Sciences (39) 4.75

 *Data for PhDs earned from Fall 2008 to Fall 2015,  (n) is frequency of degrees.