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Doctoral Program Characteristics

With input from its Graduate Education Advisory Committee (GEAC), the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has adopted a policy requiring all public Texas universities to publish certain statistics describing their doctoral programs.

In an effort to strengthen doctoral programs and provide greater public access to information about them, GEAC identified a set of 18 important characteristics of doctoral programs (see Characteristics of Texas Public Doctoral Program Definitions).

GEAC also recommended to the THECB that institutions collect doctoral program data related to these 18 characteristics and use them for institutional self-assessment and to assist prospective students in choosing doctoral programs. 

In November, 2007, the Coordinating Board adopted these recommendations and asked public Texas institutions to collect and publish on their websites individual program data associated with these measures for each of their doctoral programs by December 2009. These reports will be updated yearly.

The links below will access the reports for each of UT Arlington’s doctoral programs, except the Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and the Doctor of Nursing Practice, which are too new to be included in this year’s report.

If you have questions about the data in the reports, please contact Dr. Pam Haws, Associate Vice President and Director of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness at
Doctoral Program Characteristics 2012
 College/School Doctoral Programs
College of Business 
PhD in Business Administration - Accounting
PhD in Business Administration - Business Statistics
PhD in Business Administration - Finance
PhD in Business Administration - Information Systems
PhD in Business Administration - Management
PhD in Business Administration - Management Sciences 
PhD in Business Administration - Marketing
College of Education
PhD in Educational Leadership
College of Engineering
PhD in Aerospace Engineering
PhD in Biomedical Engineering
PhD in Civil Engineering 
PhD in Computer Engineering
PhD in Computer Science
PhD in Electrical Engineering
PhD in Industrial Engineering 
PhD in Materials Science & Engineering
PhD in Mechanical Engineering
College of Liberal Arts
PhD in English 
PhD in Linguistics 
PhD in Transatlantic History 
College of Nursing
PhD in Nursing Science
College of Science
PhD in Quantitative Biology
PhD in Chemistry 
PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences
PhD in Mathematics
PhD in Physics and Applied Physics 
PhD in General Experimental Psychology
School of Social Work
PhD in Social Work 
School of Urban & Public Affairs
PhD in Urban Planning & Public Policy
PhD in Public and Urban Administration