Study sees gender gaps in Ph.D. programs by discipline

Could it be that women generally don’t want to major in STEM fields? That men generally don’t want to major in languages, psychology, or sociology? And that those choices have nothing to do with misogynistic college acceptance practices?  

Women earn 60 percent of baccalaureate degrees and 46 percent of doctoral degrees, excluding professional programs, according to 2015 data from the National Science Foundation, yet they’re still underrepresented in many disciplines. Why? A new study points to segregation by gender based on field of study and what it calls program prestige.


Via  Inside Higher Ed