Carnegie Mellon University

Our 2017 Graduates

Employment Destinations by Region

Placement Destinations by Region

Destination Outcomes

Placement Destination Outcomes

Placement of 2017 Ph.D. Graduates

Employer

Job Title

City

State/Country

Carnegie Mellon University

Postdoctoral Fellow

Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania

Emerald Cloud Lab

Scientific Developer

San Francisco

California

McKinsey & Company

Management Consulting Associate

Cleveland

Ohio

MSQ Ventures

Investment Analyst

New York New York

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Fellow

Chicago Illinois

New York University

Postdoctoral Fellow

New York New York

Pfizer

Assistant Statistician

Richmond Virginia

Proteomics Core Facility of Morehouse School of Medicine

Research Associate

Atlanta Georgia

University of Pittsburgh (2)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

University of Utah

Postdoctoral Fellow

Salt Lake City Utah

Source: Post-graduation data compiled from 100% of graduating Biological Sciences Doctorate students. This includes students who graduated in August 2016, December 2016, & May 2017. (Download PDF Pamphlet)

Note: Some recent graduates chose not to provide employer, job title, salary, and/or graduate school information in their response. This information includes all full-time salaries reported with the exception of internships, military service, or those positions outside the U.S.

Admissions & Enrollment Statistics

PH.D. ADMISSIONS

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

Number of students applied 111
111

155

Number of students admitted

27

14

24

Number of students enrolled

9

6

7

PH.D. Enrollment

Fall 2017

5-Year Average

Total Enrollment 45 57

Female

53%

52%

Minority

4%

4%

International

24%

32%

PH.D. Completion Rates 
(As of Fall 2017)

Graduated

Still
Enrolled

Left
Program

2010 Cohort 87% 0% 13%

2011 Cohort

70%

10% 20%

2012 Cohort

23% 62% 15%

Ph.D. Time to Degree

Median Time to Degree

2016-2017 Graduating Class 5.9 Years

2015-2016 Graduating Class

5.8 Years

2014-2015 Graduating Class

5.3 Years

Placement Information for Previous Years

2016 Graduates

  • Postdoc, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelpha, PA
  • Postdoc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Associate Consultant, QuintilesIMS, San Francisco, CA
  • Postdoc, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Postdoc, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • Postdoc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

2015 Graduates

  • Postdoc, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Postdoc, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Postdoc, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • Science Educator, BASIS.ed
  • Postdoc, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Postdoc, Ichan School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
  • Postdoc, Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Postdoc, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
  • Postdoc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

2014 Graduates

  • Postdoc, Johns Hopkins University, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD
  • Postdoc, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, Rockville, MD
  • Research & Teaching, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Postdoc, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Germany
  • Postdoc, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Postdoc, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
  • Postdoc, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
  • DVM Student, Ross School of Veterinary Medicine, Basseterre, St. Kitts

2013 Graduates

  • Postdoc, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD
  • Research Associate, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA
  • Postdoc, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, Ithica, NY
  • Postdoc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Postdoc, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
  • Postdoc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Postdoc, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Germany

2012 Graduates

  • Postdoc, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Postdoc, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Postdoc, Cambridge University, United Kingdom
  • Scientist, Sharp Edge Labs, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Postdoc, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Postdoc, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Postdoc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Postdoc, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

2011 Graduates

  • Postdoc, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • Postdoc, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Postdoc, Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Product Manager, Medidata, Inc., New York, NY
  • Adjunct Instructor, Grove City College, Grove City, PA
  • Postdoc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Postdoc, University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • Bioinformatics Scientist II, Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA
  • Postdoc, Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Carnegie Mellon University-Qatar
  • Postdoc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Postdoc, Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD