Biosciences Continues to Top Doctorate Degrees Awarded in Missouri
According to 2010 data from the National Science Foundation, the biosciences industry continues to lead in the number of doctorate degrees awarded in Missouri, with nearly one in every four doctorates awarded in the field of biosciences. Missouri universities granted 747 doctorates in 2010, with 185 in biosciences.
In the nation, 48,053 research doctorates were awarded in 2010. The largest field was biosciences which accounted for 11,262 research doctorates awarded in 2010.
Among bordering states, Missouri ranked third behind Illinois and Tennessee in the number of doctorate degrees awarded in 2010.
|Doctorate Degrees by Field of Study for 2010|
|Area||Biosciences||Physical Sciences||Social Sciences||Engineering||Education||Humanities||Others||Total|
|D = suppressed for reliability or confidentiality.|
In Missouri, biociences (185) was the largest field in which doctorate degrees were awarded, followed by physical sciences (133), social sciences (121 ), engineering (101), education (80), humanities (80), and other fields (47).
Source: National Science Foundation