PSPG: 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 44 43 43 43 39
Number who completed PhD 39 39 39 * *
% Completed PhD 88.64% 90.7% 90.7% * *
Elapsed median TTD (years) 5.75 5.75 5.5 5.5 5.38
Number who completed PhD or MS 42 41 40 * *
% Completed PhD or MS 95.46% 95.35% 93.03% * *

 

*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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