National Research Council (NRC) has conducted a survey to rank the Research-Doctorate Programs in the US. It compared 3,634 areas of study in 41 fields at 274 universities, public and private. Results of NRC assessments are recognized and used widely throughout higher education by prospective faculty and students.

View below for more information on the rankings of top PhD programs (by department):

- Economics

- Linguistics

- Neurosciences

- Biomedical Engineering

- Chemical Engineering

- Chemistry

- Civil Engineering

- Industrial Engineering

- Mathematics

- Statistics/Biostatistics

- Materials Science

- Mechanical Engineering

- Ecology, Evolution & Behavior

- Physics

- Political Science

- Psychology

* Suggested Reading:

US News PhD Program Ranking

National Research Council Rankings 2010

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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