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Doctor’s Degrees in Liberal Arts General Studies

114 Yearly Graduations
$38,400 Median Salary
$162,750 Median Debt
There are 30 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a doctor's degree in liberal arts. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 26% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 7.9% of liberal arts graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Liberal Arts Majors

In 2019-2020, 114 earned their doctor's degree in liberal arts. This makes it the 117th most popular doctor's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in liberal arts at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,990
Graduate Certificate 573
Doctor’s Degree 114

Earnings of Liberal Arts Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in liberal arts is $38,400. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money. To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $38,400 to a high of $38,400.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in liberal arts is $162,750. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary. The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $162,750 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $162,750.

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The median monthly payment of a liberal arts graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $1,896.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in liberal arts. About 57.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 48
Women 66
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The racial-ethnic distribution of liberal arts doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 15
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 64
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 14
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There are 30 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in liberal arts. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

14 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for liberal arts students seekinga doctor's degree is The University of Texas at Dallas. Each year, around 28,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,992 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,560 per year. The liberal arts program at The University of Texas at Dallas awarded 14 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 50% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Pacifica Graduate Institute

Carpinteria, California
13 Yearly Graduations
53% Women

Pacifica Graduate Institute comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in liberal arts. Each year, around 800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The liberal arts program at Pacifica Graduate Institute awarded 13 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year.

#3

Salve Regina University

Newport, Rhode Island
12 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Salve Regina University. Each year, around 2,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $42,220 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,250 per year. The liberal arts program at Salve Regina University awarded 12 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. About 67% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, Georgia
9 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
89% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Clark Atlanta University. Roughly 3,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,814 per year. The liberal arts program at Clark Atlanta University awarded 9 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. About 78% of this group were women, and 89% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Faulkner University

Montgomery, Alabama
8 Yearly Graduations
40% Women

The 5th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Faulkner University. Roughly 2,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $21,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,350 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 8 doctor's degrees were handed out to liberal arts majors at Faulkner.

#5

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
8 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is George Mason University. Roughly 38,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,510 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,594 per year. The liberal arts program at George Mason University awarded 8 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. About 83% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

7 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 7 doctor's degrees were handed out to liberal arts majors at IDSVA. Of these students, 60% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia
6 Yearly Graduations
88% Women

Georgetown University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in liberal arts. Each year, around 19,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,384 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $53,136 per year. The liberal arts program at Georgetown University awarded 6 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year.

#8

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 8th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Louisville. Each year, around 22,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,966 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,260 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 6 doctor's degrees were handed out to liberal arts majors at UofL.

5 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Maryland - Baltimore County. Roughly 13,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,704 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,862 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 5 people received their doctor's degree in liberal arts from UMBC. About 57% of this group were women, and 57% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

5 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ohio State University - Main Campus comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in liberal arts. Each year, around 61,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,615 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,560 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 5 people received their doctor's degree in liberal arts from Ohio State. About 71% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Johns Hopkins University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in liberal arts. Roughly 28,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,160 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $57,010 per year. The liberal arts program at Johns Hopkins University awarded 4 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

2 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Methodist University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in liberal arts. Each year, around 12,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,958 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $40,896 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 2 people received their doctor's degree in liberal arts from SMU. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#13

University of California - Merced

Merced, California
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Merced comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in liberal arts. Each year, around 9,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,570 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,570 per year. The liberal arts program at University of California - Merced awarded 2 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#13

Montana State University

Bozeman, Montana
2 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

The 13th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Montana State University. Roughly 16,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,654 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,089 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 2 doctor's degrees were handed out to liberal arts majors at MSU Bozeman.

#17

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia
1 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Emory University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in liberal arts. Roughly 13,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $53,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $43,800 per year. The liberal arts program at Emory University awarded 1 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year.

#17

New Mexico State University - Main Campus

Las Cruces, New Mexico
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

New Mexico State University - Main Campus comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in liberal arts. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,041 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,981 per year. The liberal arts program at New Mexico State University - Main Campus awarded 1 doctor's degrees during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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