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Doctoral Degree Recipient Surveys

Doctoral Degree Recipient Surveys are to be completed by PhD students only. There are two distinct surveys to complete. Upon completion of the first survey, students are directed immediately to the second survey.

University at Buffalo Survey Policy Information

The University at Buffalo strives to ensure the rights to website privacy and on-line accessibility for all students by meeting or exceeding the policies and standards established by the State University of New York, the State of New York, and the federal government. In addition, the University at Buffalo supports the federal, state, and local policies and standards set for research involving human subjects and is committed to full compliance with these policies and standards. For more information on these policies and standards see:

Survey of Earned Doctorates Information

The Survey of Earned Doctorates is conducted by:

  • National Science Foundation
  • United States Department of Education
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Confidentiality Notice

The information collected on behalf of the National Science Foundation is solicited under the authority of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Act of 1950, as amended. ALL INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE WILL BE TREATED AS CONFIDENTIAL and used only for research or statistical purposes by your doctoral institution, the survey sponsors, their contractors, and collaborating researchers for the purpose of analyzing data, preparing scientific reports and articles, and selecting samples for a limited number of carefully defined follow-up studies. The last four digits of your Social Security number are also solicited under the NSF Act of 1950, as amended; provision of it is voluntary. It will be kept confidential. It is used for quality control to assure that we identify the correct persons, especially when data are used for statistical purposes in program evaluation. Any information publicly released (such as statistical summaries) will be in a form that does not personally identify you. Your response is voluntary and failure to provide some or all of the requested information will not in any way adversely affect you.