Carnegie Mellon University

Outcomes & Destinations

2019 Employment Destinations by Region

locations of Ph.D. Recipients

2019 Employment Destinations

Employer Job Title City State/Country
MIT Postdoctoral Associate Boston Massachusetts
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Postdoctoral Associate Richland Washington
Dow Chemical Senior Chemist Houston Texas
Tempus Laboratories Research Scientist Chicago Illinois
Wright State University Postdoctoral Researcher Dayton Ohio
Etsy Research Engineer Brooklyn New York
University of California, Berkeley Postdoctoral Fellow Berkeley California
Stanford University Postdoctoral Associate Stanford California
Eurofins Research Scientist Baltimore Maryland
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellow Oak Ridge Tennessee
Carnegie Mellon University Postdoctoral Associate Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Admissions & Enrollment Statistics

Ph.D. Admissions Academic Year 2014-15 Academic Year 2015-16 Academic Year 2016-17
Number of students applied 216 209 177
Number of students admitted 45 27 31
Number of students enrolled 14 11 11
Ph.D. Enrollment Fall 2017 5 Year Average
Total Enrollment 82 87
Female 37% 36%
Minority 1% 2%
International 50% 54%
Ph.D. Degree Completion Rates as of Fall 2017 Graduated Still Enrolled Left program
2010 Cohort 83% 6% 11%
2011 Cohort 81% 5% 14%
2012 Cohort 33% 38% 29%
Ph.D. Time to Degree Median Time to Degree
2014-15 Graduating Class 4.9
2015-16 Graduating Class 5.3
2016-17 Graduating Class 5.3

Source: Post-graduation data compiled from 100% of graduating Chemistry Doctorate students. This includes students who graduated in August 2016, December 2016, & May 2017.

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.