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General Notes

Data Tables

Appendix A. Technical Notes

Appendix B. Fields of Study

Appendix C. Survey Questionnaire

Suggested Citation, Acknowledgments



Susan T. Hill,
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Appendix B. Fields of Study

 

Science

Biological and agricultural sciences

Agricultural sciences

Agronomy/crop science
Animal breeding/genetics
Animal nutrition
Animal sciences, other
Conservation/renewable natural resources
Dairy science[a]
Environmental science
Fisheries science/management
Food engineering
Food sciences, other
Forest biology
Forest engineering[a]
Forest management
Forestry and related sciences, other
Horticulture science
Plant breeding/genetics
Plant pathology
Plant sciences, other
Poultry science
Soil chemistry/microbiology
Soil sciences, other
Wildlife/range management
Wood science and pulp/paper technology
Agricultural sciences, general
Agricultural sciences, other

Biological sciences

Anatomy
Bacteriology
Biochemistry
Biological immunology
Biomedical sciences
Biometrics/biostatistics
Biophysics
Biotechnology research
Botany, other
Cell biology
Developmental biology/embryology
Ecology
Endocrinology
Entomology
Human/animal genetics
Human/animal pathology
Human/animal pharmacology
Human/animal physiology
Microbiology
Molecular biology
Neuroscience
Nutritional sciences
Parasitology
Plant genetics
Plant pathology
Plant physiology
Toxicology
Zoology, other
Biological sciences, general
Biological sciences, other

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Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences

Atmospheric sciences

Atmospheric dynamics
Atmospheric physics/chemistry
Meteorology
Atmospheric sciences/meteorology, general
Atmospheric sciences/meteorology, other

Earth sciences

Geochemistry
Geology
Geomorphology/glacial geology
Geophysics/seismology
Hydrology/water resources
Mineralogy/petrology
Paleontology
Stratigraphy/sedimentation
Geological and related sciences, general
Geological and related sciences, other

Ocean sciences

Marine sciences
Oceanography

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Mathematics/computer sciences

Computer sciences

Computer science
Information science/systems
Computer and information science, other[b]

Mathematics

Algebra
Analysis/functional analysis
Applied mathematics
Computing theory
Geometry
Logic
Mathematical statistics
Number theory
Operations research
Topology
Mathematics, general
Mathematics, other

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Physical sciences

Astronomy

Astronomy
Astrophysics

Chemistry

Analytical chemistry
Inorganic chemistry
Medicinal/pharmaceutical chemistry
Nuclear chemistry[a]
Organic chemistry
Physical chemistry
Polymer chemistry
Theoretical chemistry
Chemistry, general
Chemistry, other

Physics

Acoustics
Applied physics[c]
Biophysics[c]
Chemical and atomic/molecular physics
Elementary particle physics
Fluids physics[a]
Nuclear physics
Optics
Plasma/high-temperature physics
Polymer physics
Solid state/low-temperature physics
Physics, general
Physics, other

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Psychology

Clinical psychology
Cognitive psychology/psycholinguistics
Comparative psychology
Counseling
Developmental/child psychology
Educational psychology
Experimental psychology
Family/marriage counseling
Human/individual family development
Industrial/organizational psychology
Personality
Physiological/psychobiology
Psychometrics[a]
Quantitative psychology
School psychology
Social psychology
Psychology, general
Psychology, other

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Social Sciences

Economics

Agricultural economics
Econometrics
Economics

Political science

International relations/affairs
Political science/government
Public administration
Public policy analysis

Sociology

Demography/population studies
Sociology

Other social sciences

American studies
Anthropology
Archaeology
Area studies
Criminology
Geography
History/philosophy of science and technology
Linguistics
Statistics
Urban affairs and studies
Social sciences, general
Social sciences, other

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Engineering

Aeronautical and astronautical engineering


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Chemical engineering

Chemical engineering
Petroleum engineering
Polymer/plastics engineering

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Civil engineering

Civil engineering
Environmental health

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Electrical engineering

Communications
Computer engineering
Electrical/electronics engineering

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Industrial/manufacturing engineering


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Materials/metallurgical engineering

Ceramic sciences
Materials science
Metallurgical engineering

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Mechanical engineering

Engineering mechanics
Mechanical engineering

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Other engineering

Agricultural engineering
Bioengineering/biomedical engineering
Engineering physics
Engineering science
Mining/mineral engineering
Nuclear engineering
Ocean engineering
Operations research
Systems engineering
Engineering, general
Engineering, other

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Non-Science and Engineering

Education

Counseling education/counseling and guidance services
Curriculum/instruction
Educational administration/supervision
Educational assessment/test measurement
Educational evaluation/research
Educational leadership
Educational psychology
Educational statistics/research methods
Educational/instructional media design
School psychology
Social/philosophical foundations of education
Special education

Teacher education

Adult/continuing
Elementary
Pre-elementary/early childhood
Secondary

Teaching fields

Agricultural education
Art education
Business education
English education
Foreign languages education
Health education
Home economics education
Mathematics education
Music education
Physical education/coaching
Reading education
Science education
Social science education
Teacher education, specific academic and vocational programs, other
Technical education
Technical/industrial arts education
Trade/industrial education

Other education

Education, general
Education, other

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Health

Environmental health
Epidemiology
Exercise physiology/science, kinesiology
Health systems/service administration
Nursing
Pharmacy
Public health
Rehabilitation/therapeutic services
Speech/language pathology, audiology
Veterinary science
Health sciences, general
Health sciences, other

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Humanities

Foreign languages/literature

Arabic
Chinese
French
German
Hebrew
Italian
Japanese
Russian
Slavic (other than Russian)
Spanish
Other languages and literature

History

History, American
History, Asian
History, European
History, general
History, other

Letters

Classics
Comparative literature
English language
Literature, American
Literature, English
Speech/rhetorical studies
Letters, general
Letters, other

Other humanities

Art history/criticism/conservation
Drama/theater arts
Music
Philosophy
Religion
Humanities, general
Humanities, other

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Professional/other

Business management/administrative services

Accounting
Banking/financial support services
Business administration/management
Business/managerial economics
Management information systems/business data processing

Data processing

Marketing management/research
Operations research
Organizational behavior
Business management/administrative services, general
Business management/administrative services, other

Information fields

Communication theory
Communications research
Mass communications
Communications, general
Communications, other

Other professional fields

Architectural/environmental design
Home economics
Law
Library science
Parks/recreation/leisure/fitness
Social work
Theology/religious education
Professional fields, general
Professional fields, other



Footnotes

[a] This subfield dropped in 2004.

[b] This subfield introduced in 2001.

[c] This subfield introduced in 2004.

 
S&E Doctorate Awards: 2005
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