PhD Career Placement Data

Jobs by Industry

Data from the three most recent years of PhD graduates show that 29.7 percent work in academia, 32.4 percent in research, 21.6 percent in nonprofit organizations, 10.8 percent in government (local, state or federal), and 5.4 percent in other industries. 

Jobs by Geography

Data from the three most recent years of PhD graduates show that 65% live in New England, 6% in the D.C. metro area, 6% in the Midwest, 14% in the West, 3% in the South and 6% live internationally (3% Asia and Pacific Islands, 3% in the Middle East) . 

Employers of Recent PhD Alumni

  • RTI International
  • Abt Associates
  • Human Services Research Institute
  • Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Yale School of Public Health 
  • World Bank Group
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Roche
  • Suffolk University
  • Tripod Education Partners
  • Peace Corps
  • Harvard University
  • Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • Washington State Hospital Association 
  • Social Science Research and Evaluation, Inc.
  • Boston College
  • Evidera, Inc.
  • VA Boston Healthcare System