2018 Best Doctoral Degrees & Programs

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We've collected feedback on over 1,500 schools and these lists showcase the top-reviewed doctoral programs based on student and alumni reviews. Our education, law, pharmacy, and physical therapy rankings are based on feedback from over 60,000 students about aspects such as quality of instruction, student diversity, degree satisfaction, and earning potential at the programs and schools you're researching. We only considered accredited, non-profit schools for these rankings.

We provide rankings for four popular doctoral programs and 80 different schools, highlighting the doctoral programs students and alumni have rated the most highly. Read reviews left by students and alumni by clicking on any school name. Our goal in presenting this information is to help prospective students make informed decisions about higher education. Check out our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group’s mission to promote accessibility, affordability, and quality in education.

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Our goal in presenting this school data is to create a standardized and trustworthy method to assess institutions based on reliable statistics.

Together with our internal recommend rate data, which is calculated based on over 60,000 student reviews submitted to our site, the data used in the school listings were gathered in 2016-2017 from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This site is the primary governmental entity for gathering and presenting data related to education. NCES data is updated annually. However, in many cases the most recently available data will not be for the current academic year. Additionally, tuition rates may vary by program, so prospective students should contact a representative from your institution of choice for more details.

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This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.