BMS: Time to Degree and Completion Rates

The UCSF Graduate Division calculates the median time to degree and completion rate for each entering cohort. Data are presented in five-year cohorts to ensure a significant number of students are included in the calculation.

Period student entered program 2002-2006 2003-2007 2004-2008 2005-2009 2006-2010
Five-year total of new PhD students 103 117
124
116
113
Number who completed PhD 95 109 113
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% Completed PhD 92.23% 93.16%
91.13%
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Elapsed median TTD (years) 6 6 6
6
5.75
Number who completed PhD or MS 100 115
121
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% Completed PhD or MS 97.08% 98.29%
97.58%
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*Calculations for number and % completed are made 10 years after the year of entry to ensure that all students have completed the program.

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