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As of 2011 (the latest numbers that have been released), there were a total of 48,068 PhDs awarded in the United States. Of this number, 11,467 PhDs were awarded in the Life Sciences area.
McGill in Montreal is number one in Canada and has been for the past year as well, followed by the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto. These schools offer a broad range of PHDs.
There is no standard collective noun for a group of PhDs. Some that are close are a faculty of academics or a pomposity of professors.However, collective nouns are an informal part of language. Any noun the suits the situation can function as a collective noun; for example, a pomposity of PhDs, a profusion of PhDs, a puzzlement of PhDs, etc.
New Mexico. Santa Fe (state capital and second largest city) is ranked the # 2 city in the country for the number of PhDs per capita.
The plural form of Doctor of Philosophy can be abbreviated as either Ph.D's or PhD's.
People with PhDs
The plural is Ph.Ds or PhDs (people) and the plural possessive is PhDs'.(the abbreviation with a period or periods is normally used after a name)
Yes. Some Master degrees are equivalent to PhDs provided that the minimum period of the Master program is not less than three years.