PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University


Program Rankings

Survey Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on 2 measures of quality. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
i

Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 95 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology programs


Range of Rankings
i
2-9

Regression Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
i

Quality ranking (regression-based) out of 95 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology programs


Range of Rankings
i
2-10

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Quantitative GRE
i
736

Financial Support and Tuition

Graduate Tuition and Fees
Source: IPEDS, 2009

All Students

FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
i
$33,696
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
i
$1,126
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$4,212

Application Fee

i
GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FEE
$105

Living Expenses
Source: IPEDS, 2009

On Campus

ON-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
i
$11,856
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
i
$2,132

Off Campus

OFF-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
i
$11,042
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
i
$2,035

Type of Financial Support
Source: GSS, 2007

How graduate students in the program (including master's, doctoral, and professional degree students) paid for their graduate educations


Types

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
i
0%
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
i
1%
FELLOWSHIP
i
87%
TRAINEESHIP
i
12%

First Year Support
Source: NRC, 2005

Data for full-time doctoral students in the fall of 2005


First year students with full financial support
i
PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO RECEIVED FULL FINANCIAL SUPPORT
100%

Sources of Financial Support
Source: GSS, 2007

How graduate students in the program (including master's, doctoral, and professional degree students) paid for their graduate educations


Federal Support

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
0%
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
1%
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (EXCEPT NIH)
0%
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
21%
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
0%
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
0%
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
0%
OTHER FEDERAL SOURCES
0%

Non-Federal Support

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
76%
FOREIGN SOURCES
0%
OTHER US SOURCES
1%
SELF SUPPORT
0%

Tuition Remission
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Tuition paid by 2000–2004 Organismic and Evolutionary Biology doctorate recipients from Harvard University


Median tuition remission

75%*

Amount of Tuition Remission Granted

NO TUITION REMISSION
11%*
LESS THAN 1/3 OF TUITION
0%*
1/3 TO 2/3 OF TUITION
4%*
MORE THAN 2/3 OF TUITION
85%*

Graduate School Debt
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Debt for 2000–2004 Organismic and Evolutionary Biology doctorate recipients from Harvard University


Median graduate school debt
i
$0

Outcomes for Recent Graduates

Degree Completion
Source: NRC, 2010

Time to Degree

i

Median years required to complete a doctorate (full-time and part-time students)

6.0

Completion Rates

i

Fraction of students completing a doctorate in 6 years

55%

Employment Outcomes
Source: NRC, 2006 & SED, 2000–2004

Quality Assurance

Program collects outcome data about all of its graduates

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA ABOUT ALL OF ITS GRADUATES
YES

Employment Stats at Graduation

Job / contract / definite commitment
75%
Negotiating with specific organizations
4%*
Still seeking
21%*
Other
0%

Type of Job

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Postdoc
55%*
Educational institution (nonpostdoctoral position)
29%*
Private sector
3%*
Government
14%*

Primary Job Responsibilities

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Research and development
54%*
Teaching
0%*
Management or administration
0%*
Professional services to individuals
1%*

Student Resources

Student Resources
Source: NRC, 2006

Overall Resources

NUMBER OF RESOURCES OFFERED (OUT OF 18)
i
15

Health Insurance

STUDENTS RECEIVE HEALTH INSURANCE
YES

Structured Oversight

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA
i
YES
ANNUAL STUDENT REVIEWS
i
YES

Available Training

TEACHING SKILLS
i
YES
PROPOSAL WRITING
i
YES
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
i
YES
WRITING
i
YES
STATISTICS
i
NO
RESEARCH ETHICS
i
NO

Administrative Support

ORIENTATION
i
YES
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION
i
YES
TEACHING / RESEARCH PRIZES
i
YES
ON-CAMPUS CONFERENCES
i
YES
TRAVEL SUPPORT
i
YES
STUDENT WORK SPACE
i
YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
i
YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION SUPPORT
i
YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION STAFF
i
YES
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
i
YES
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE
i
NO
PROGRAM COORDINATOR MEETING
i
YES

Research Activity

Research Activity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
i

Research activity ranking out of 95 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology programs


Range of Rankings
i
2-12

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
i
2.8
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
i
3.5

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
i
70%

Awards

AWARDS PER FACULTY MEMBER
i
1.7

Demographics

Diversity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on a measure of overall diversity. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
i

Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 95 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology programs


Range of Rankings
i
26-55

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
22%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
3%

Doctorate Recipient Demographics
Source: GSS, 2007 and NRC, 2006

Sex
MALE
61%
FEMALE
39%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
65%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
35%

Race / Ethnicity
AFRICAN AMERICAN
1%
NATIVE AMERICAN
0%
ASIAN
5%
PACIFIC ISLANDER
0%
WHITE
52%
HISPANIC
5%
UNKNOWN
0%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
100%
PART TIME
0%

Demographics of all Graduate Students at the Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2007

Sex
MALE
51%
FEMALE
49%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
74%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
26%

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
4%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
0%
ASIAN
10%
WHITE
43%
HISPANIC / LATINO
4%
UNKNOWN
39%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
74%
PART TIME
26%

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
i
33
Interdisciplinary faculty
i
3%

Total Students
Source: GSS, 2007

Total
84
First year
13

Student-Faculty Ratio
Source: NRC, 2006

Graduate students per faculty member
i
2.6

Graduate Degrees
Source: IPEDS, 2005-2009

2005–2009 Organismic and Evolutionary Biology degrees from Harvard University


Master's degrees/year

1.8

Doctoral degrees/year

12.4

Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(617) 495-1000 ext. 1000


Location

Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138


*Value is missing. The value shown is based on the average for other programs in the same field. Learn more.

✝ Data are for all Organismic and Evolutionary Biology degree recipients from Harvard University and may include graduates from more than one program.