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Career Outcomes

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To help all applicants and others interested in the CMDB program, we have summarized information of the careers that are being pursued by CMDB PhD graduates. The information below includes all program graduates who matriculated from 1985 to the present and is updated a minimum of twice each year.

Information about individual alumni can be found on our Alumni page.

 Career Choices of CMDB PhD Graduates*
   Number %
Academic faculty 28 32.2
Academic staff scientists  12  13.8
Industrial research  20 23.0
Science-related non-research  8 9.2
Pursuing postdoctoral training  14  16.1
Non-science-related  0 0
Not in the labor force  2 2.3
Information unavailable  3 3.4
Totals  87 100

*Academic faculty includes individuals who hold faculty positions at institutions of higher education in the US and abroad. Science-related non-research includes patent law, technology transfer, business development, scientific writing, science policy and other similar careers.