Acknowledgments and citation


The conduct of the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), the maintenance of the SED, and resulting publications are supported by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) within the National Science Foundation (NSF) and by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Education (ED), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Department of Agriculture (USDA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). These federal agencies gratefully acknowledge the support and assistance of graduate deans and their staff, registrars, dissertation officers, and other administrators who participate in the SED effort and contribute to its success. Appreciation is also extended to the new research doctorate recipients who completed the 2017 survey.

Jaquelina Falkenheim (NCSES) oversaw the preparation of this report. Emilda Rivers, John Finamore, Samson Adeshiyan, and Kelly Kang at NCSES reviewed and commented on multiple drafts of the report and data tables. Amy Burke, Karen Hamrick, Derek Hill, Francisco Moris, and Darius Singpurwalla at NCSES provided helpful comments and suggestions. Staff at RTI International who played a valuable role in the 2017 SED and report are Jamie Friedman, August Gering, Patricia Green, Jane Griffin, Miranda Guardiola, Kaleen Healey, Ruth Heuer, Herschel Sanders, Joe Simpson, and Robert Steele.

The published report was produced by Catherine Corlies, Tanya Gore, and Christine Hamel (NCSES). Drew Mitchell and staff at OmniStudio, Inc., designed the cover and layout. Development of the Web version was guided by Rajinder Raut (NCSES), with technical assistance from staff of Penobscot Bay Media.

Suggested citation

National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. 2018. Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2017. Special Report NSF 19-301. Alexandria, VA. Available at