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The NRC Assessment of Research Doctoral Programs

The National Research Council has launched its latest project to assess U.S. research doctorate programs. Like previous efforts in 1983 and 1995, the new study is designed to: help universities improve the quality of these programs through benchmarking; provide potential students and the public with accessible, readily available information on doctoral programs nationwide; and enhance the nation's overall research capacity. Data collection for the study began during the week of July 24, 2006. The release of the Methodology Guide will occur at least one month before the final  project report is released. The release schedule for the project report and its database will be announced when we have precise dates.  Please check back to this page for dates. Financial support for the study has been provided by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and approximately 200 participating universities.

View the project record in the Academies' Current Project System