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The National Research Council (NRC)
Data-Based Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States (2010)

The National Research Council (NRC) is the operating arm of the National Academies of Sciences, of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. One of its responsibilities is to organize studies of doctoral education.

On Tuesday, September 28, 2010, the NRC released its most recent study on doctoral programs.  The Office of Institutional Research has organized data about the NYU programs evaluated in the study below.  We hope you find it helpful and easily understandable.

The drive for academic excellence is a continuous undertaking at NYU, and the NRC study should provide ample basis for thoughtful discussions within the NYU community.

The NRC has provided a useful overview of the goals, methodology, and outcomes of this study.

If you wish to review data in greater depth, the NRC has made extensive data from its study publicly available. To view the data, and associated tutorials, click here

  NRC Study Results for NYU Programs

  Biological and Health Sciences

NRC Field NYU Program
Cell and Developmental Biology Cell and Developmental Biology
Celluar and Molecular Biology (Sackler)
Developmental Genetics (Sackler)
Molecular Oncology and Immunology (Sackler)
Genetics and Genomics Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics
Immunology and Infectious Disease Medical Parisitology (Sackler)
Microbiology Microbiology (Sackler)
Neuroscience and Neurobiology Neural Science
Neuroscience and Physiology (Sackler)
Nursing Nursing
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Environmental Health Environmental Health Science
Molecular Pharmacology (Sackler)


NRC Field NYU Program
American Studies American Studies
Comparative Literature Comparative Literature
English Language and Literature English and American Literature
French and Francophone Language and Literature French
German Language and Literature German
History History
History of Art, Architecture and Archaeology History of Art and Archaeology (IFA)
Music (except Performance) Music
Philosophy Philosophy
Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature Spanish and Portuguese
Theatre and Performance Studies Performance Studies (TSOA)

  Physical and Mathematical Sciences

NRC Field NYU Program
Applied Mathematics Applied Mathematics (Courant)
Chemistry Chemistry
Computer Sciences Computer Science (Courant)
Mathematics Mathematics (Courant)
Physics Physics

  Social and Behavioral Sciences

NRC Field NYU Program
Anthropology Anthropology
Communication Culture and Communications (Steinhardt)
Economics Economics
Linguistics Linguistics
Political Science Politics
Psychology Developmental Psychology (Steinhardt)
Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration Public Administration (Wagner)
Sociology Sociology