Carnegie Mellon University

Outcomes & Destinations

2017 Employment Destinations by Region

locations of Ph.D. Recipients

2017 Employment Destinations

EmployerJob TitleCityState/Country
BASF Corporation Professional Development Program Formulation Chemist Southfield Michigan
Carnegie Mellon University (2) Postdoctoral Fellow Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
IXL Learning Curriculum Designer San Mateo California
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellow Berkeley California
National Institute of Health Postdoctoral Researcher Bethesda Maryland
Northwestern University Postdoctoral Research Associate Evanston Illinois
Ohio State University Postdoctoral Researcher Columbus Ohio
Stanford University Postdoctoral Fellow Palo Alto California
University of California Berkeley Postdoctoral Fellow Berkeley California
University of Florida Postdoctoral Research Associate Gainesville Florida
University of Missouri Postdoctoral Fellow Columbia Missouri
University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Fellow Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
University of Warwick Postdoctoral Fellow Coventry England
Weill Cornell Medical College Postdoctoral Researcher New York New York

Admissions & Enrollment Statistics

Ph.D. AdmissionsAcademic Year 2014-15Academic Year 2015-16Academic 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. EnrollmentFall 20175 Year Average
Total Enrollment 82 87
Female 37% 36%
Minority 1% 2%
International 50% 54%
Ph.D. Degree Completion Rates as of Fall 2017GraduatedStill EnrolledLeft program
2010 Cohort 83% 6% 11%
2011 Cohort 81% 5% 14%
2012 Cohort 33% 38% 29%
Ph.D. Time to DegreeMedian 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.