What is the NORC Survey of Earned Doctorates?

The Survey of Earned Doctorates is an annual census conducted jointly by six federal agencies of all individuals receiving a research doctorate from an accredited U.S. institution in a given academic year. Results are used to assess characteristics of the doctoral population and trends in doctoral education and degrees in the United States. Doctoral students will be sent the survey link upon receiving format approval of their dissertation. Additional information is available on this brochure.