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Doctor’s Degree in Liberal Arts General Studies

109 Yearly Graduations
$38,400 Median Salary
$162,750 Median Debt
There are 30 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in liberal arts. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 24% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 5.5% of liberal arts graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Liberal Arts Majors

In 2018-2019, 109 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 2,109
Graduate Certificate 218
Doctor’s Degree 109

Earnings of Liberal Arts Majors With Doctor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in liberal arts is $38,400. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

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 67.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 35
Women 74
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degree in Liberal Arts

The racial-ethnic distribution of liberal arts doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2
Black or African American 17
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 68
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 12
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Liberal Arts Doctor's Degree Students

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
36% 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 27,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,874 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their doctor's degree in liberal arts from UT Dallas. About 50% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Pacifica Graduate Institute

Carpinteria, California
13 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pacifica Graduate Institute is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in liberal arts. Each year, around 800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 doctor's degree were handed out to liberal arts majors at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Of these students, 85% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Salve Regina University

Newport, Rhode Island
12 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 3rd most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Salve Regina University. Roughly 2,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,750 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,890 per year.

The liberal arts program at Salve Regina University awarded 12 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

#4

Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, Georgia
9 Yearly Graduations
89% Women

Clark Atlanta University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in liberal arts. Each year, around 3,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $20,888 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,290 per year.

The liberal arts program at Clark Atlanta University awarded 9 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 89% were women.

#5

Faulkner University

Montgomery, Alabama
8 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Faulkner University. Each year, around 3,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $20,480 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,080 per year.

The liberal arts program at Faulkner University awarded 8 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 75% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
8 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
25% 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. Each year, around 35,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,144 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their doctor's degree in liberal arts from GMU. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

7 Yearly Graduations
86% Women

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. The liberal arts program at Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts awarded 7 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

#8

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia
6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

The 8th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Georgetown University. Each year, around 19,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,440 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,336 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their doctor's degree in liberal arts from Georgetown.

#8

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky
6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

University of Louisville comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in liberal arts. Roughly 21,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,732 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,000 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 doctor's degree were handed out to liberal arts majors at U of L.

5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland - Baltimore County comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in liberal arts. Each year, around 13,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The liberal arts program at University of Maryland - Baltimore County awarded 5 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 40% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

Ohio State University - Main Campus is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in liberal arts. Roughly 59,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,197 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,560 per year.

The liberal arts program at Ohio State University - Main Campus awarded 5 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 60% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Johns Hopkins University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in liberal arts. Each year, around 25,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,350 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $55,350 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 doctor's degree were handed out to liberal arts majors at Johns Hopkins.

#13

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tulane University of Louisiana is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in liberal arts. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,760 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,918 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 doctor's degree were handed out to liberal arts majors at Tulane. About 100% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Methodist University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in liberal arts. Roughly 11,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $40,896 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 doctor's degree were handed out to liberal arts majors at SMU. Of these students, 50% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

University of California - Merced

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

University of California - Merced is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in liberal arts. Each year, around 7,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 doctor's degree were handed out to liberal arts majors at University of California - Merced. Of these students, 50% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Montana State University

Bozeman, Montana
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Montana State University. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their doctor's degree in liberal arts from MSU Bozeman. About 100% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia
1 Yearly Graduations

The 17th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Emory University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $53,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $42,800 per year.

The liberal arts program at Emory University awarded 1 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 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 degree in liberal arts. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,875 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,844 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 doctor's degree were handed out to liberal arts majors at New Mexico State University - Main Campus.

#17

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Illinois
1 Yearly Graduations

The 17th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Illinois Institute of Technology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $47,299 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,487 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 doctor's degree were handed out to liberal arts majors at Illinois Tech.

1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 17th most popular school in the country for liberal arts majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Maharishi University of Management. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $28,000 per year.

The liberal arts program at Maharishi University of Management awarded 1 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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