Earth Science Ph.D.'s up 13%



While the total number of research doctorates awarded in the United States in 1982 was down slightly from 1981, the number of such doctorates awarded in the earth, environmental, and marine sciences (EEMS) rose nearly 13% according to a recent document from the National Research Council.

The 31,048 research doctorates awarded by U.S. universities in 1982 is down from the 31,342 awarded in 1981. The number of EEMS doctorates awarded in 1982 was 657, up from 582 in 1981 (Eos, August 16, 1983, p. 506).