1. Number of Degrees Per Year Rolling three-year average of the number of degrees awarded per academic year. Academic Year Average Number of Degrees

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18 Characteristics of Texas Public Doctoral Programs

Department of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Sciences

Environmental Toxicology PhD program

Texas Southern University

1. Number of Degrees Per Year

Rolling three-year average of the number of degrees awarded per academic year.

Academic Year Average Number of Degrees

2009-2010

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

1

3

3

5

4

3-Year Period (Academic Years) Average Number of Degrees

2009-2012

2010-2013

2011-2014

2.3

3.7

4

2. Graduation Rates

Rolling three-year average of the percent of first-year doctoral students who graduated

within ten years. Calculated from students who started the program.

*several students switched from PhD to MS non-thesis

Academic Year of Entry into

Program

Percent who graduated

within 10 years

2001-2002

100%

2002-2003

100%

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3-Year Period (Academic Years) Percent who graduated within 10 years

2001-2004

81.3%

3. Average Time to Degree

Rolling three-year average of the registered time to degree of first-year doctoral

students.

Academic Year

Average time to degree

2011-2012

7.3 yrs

2012-2013

*2.5 yrs

2013-2014

*2.0 yrs

*low on account of several MS students transferring into our PhD program

4. Employment Profile (in field within one year of graduation)

Percentage of the last three years of graduates employed in academia, post-doctorates,

industry/professional, government, and those still seeking employment.

Employment Field Percent of last three years of graduates

89%

Employment Field

Percent of last three

Years of graduates

Academia

56%

Post-doctorate

5.5%

Industry/professional

22%

Government

5.5%

Seeking employment

11%

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5. Admissions Criteria

The admission criteria for applicants to the Doctor of Philosophy Degree Program in Environmental Toxicology are summarized below:

1. Applicants for the Ph.D. degree program in environmental toxicology must meet the requirements for admission to the Graduate School. To be considered, the applicant must have earned the Master’s degree in an appropriate field of the natural sciences or in an equivalent discipline acceptable to the admissions committee. Exceptional applicants without a Master’s degree may be granted a probationary admission but will be required to complete a total of eighteen (18) credit hours of coursework at the master’s level in biology, chemistry, and/or the Environmental Toxicology Program as approved by the department.

2. Applicants who have earned the master’s degree must have a cumulative 3.3 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in their graduate work.

3. Applicants must present a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score (combined verbal and quantitative), which is considered along with the applicant’s grade point average. In addition to the above requirements, the socioeconomic background of applicants will be considered in the admission process.

a Economic status of family when applicant attended elementary, secondary, and undergraduate school.

b Applicant’s status of first-generation to attend undergraduate school. c Applicant’s status of first-generation to attend graduate or professional school.

d Applicant is multilingual.

e Applicant’s employment while attending undergraduate school. f Applicant’s role in helping rear other children in family.

g Applicant’s geographic residence in Texas at time of application. h Geographic region wherein applicant’s high school is located. i Applicant’s demonstration of performance in community activities. j Applicant’s demonstration of commitment to a particular field of study. k The presence or absence of role models with comparable graduate school training in the applicant’s region of residence.

4. Applicants must demonstrate acceptable proficiency in the use of the English language based upon performance on a standardized English Proficiency Test. (Performance on the analytical writing portion of the GRE may be considered as adequate by the Admissions Committee.)

5. International applicants, in addition to the above requirements, must present a TOEFL score of at least 550 or appropriate evidence of proficiency in the English language.

6. The formal application must include the following:

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b At least three (3) recommendations from persons qualified to give an evaluation of the applicant’s past scholastic

performance, research and scientific abilities, and personal motivation. c An official transcript of credits earned at all colleges and/or universities attended by the applicant.

d Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (general test). In addition, international applicants must provide TOEFL scores.

6. Percentage Full-time Students

Rolling three-year average of the FTS/number students enrolled (headcount) for last

three fall semesters.

Fall Semester

Percent Full-time Students

Fall 2009

38%

Fall 2010

39%

Fall 2011

54%

Fall 2012

52%

Fall 2013

53%

3-Year Period (Fall Semesters) Average Percent Full-time Students

Fall 2011 – Fall 2013

53%

7. Average Financial Support Provided

For those receiving financial support, the average monetary institutional support

provided per full-time graduate student for the prior year from assistantships,

scholarships, stipends, grants, and fellowships (does not include tuition or benefits)

Academic Year

FTS Average Financial Support

2013-2014

$14,238.57 (Title III)

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In the prior year, the percentage of FTS (≥ 18 SCH) with support / the number of FTS.

Academic Year

Percent of FTS Financial Support

2013-2014

60.3%

9. Number of Core Faculty

Number of core faculty in the prior year.

Academic Year

Number of Core Faculty

2013-2014

13

Notes: Core faculty defined as those teaching at least 50% in the doctoral program or

contributing substantially in other ways chairing dissertations, etc.

10. Student-Core Faculty Ratio

Rolling three-year average of full-time student equivalent (FTSE) / rolling three-year

average of full-time faculty equivalent (FTFE) of core faculty.

Academic Year Student

Core Faculty Ratio

2011-2012

2

2012-2013

2

2013-2014

2.2

3 Year Period

(Academic Years)

Average Student

Core Faculty

Ratio

2011-2013

2.1

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11. Core Faculty Publications

Rolling three-year average of the number of discipline-related refereed

papers/publications, juried creative/performance accomplishments, book chapters,

notices of discoveries filed/patents issued, and books per year per core faculty member.

Academic Year

Average Number of Publications per Core

Faculty

2011-2012

2.23

2012-2013

1.85

2013-2014

3.46

3 Year Period (Academic Years)

Average Number of Publications per Core

Faculty

2011-2013

2.51

12. Core Faculty External Grants

Rolling three-year average of the number of core faculty receiving external funds,

average external grant $ per faculty, and total external grant $ per program per

academic year.

Academic Year

Average Number of Core External Grants per

Faculty

2011-2012

.77

2012-2013

.69

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3-Year Period (Academic Years)

Average Number of Core External Grants per

Faculty

2011-2013

.77

13. Faculty Teaching Load

Total number of semester credit hours in organized teaching courses taught per

academic year by core faculty divided by the number of core faculty in the prior year.

Academic Year

Faculty Teaching Load

2013-2014

9.38

14. Faculty Diversity

Core faculty by ethnicity (White, Black, Hispanic, Other) and gender.

2013-2014

White

Black

Hispanic

Other

Total

Female

1

0

0

1

2

Male

3

4

0

4

11

Total

4

4

0

5

13

15. Student Diversity

Enrollment headcount by diversity (White, Black, Hispanic, Other) and gender in

program in the prior year.

2013-2014

White

Black

Hispanic

Other

Total

Female

4

8

0

4

16

Male

1

11

1

3

16

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16. Date of Last External Review

2012

17. External Program Accreditation

Name of body and date of last program accreditation review, if applicable.

Accreditation Body Date

N/A

18. Student Publications/Presentations

Rolling three-year average of the number of discipline-related refereed

papers/publications, juried creative/performance accomplishments, book chapters,

books, and external presentations per year per student.

Academic Year

Average Number of

Publications/Presentations per Student

2011-2012

15(scholarly works)/27(# of students)=0.55

2012-2013

12 (scholarly works)/27(# of students)=0.44

2013-2014

17 (scholarly works)/27(# of students)=0.63

3 Year Period (Academic Years)

Average Number of

Publications/Presentations per Student

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