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Career Outcomes

student at commencement

To help all applicants and others interested in the Genetics program, we have summarized information of the careers that are being pursued by Genetics PhD graduates. The information below includes all program graduates who matriculated from 1994 when the program first admitted students to the present and is updated a minimum of twice each year.

Information about individual alumni can be found here.

 Career Choices of Genetics PhD Graduates*
   Number %
Academic faculty 9 20.9
Academic staff scientists  6  14.0
Industrial research  13 30.2
Science-related non-research  5 11.6
Pursuing postdoctoral training  8  18.6
Non-science-related 1 2.6
Not in the labor force  1 2.3
Information unavailable  0 0
Totals  43 100

*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.