Career Outcomes

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To help all applicants and others interested in the Molecular Microbiology program, we have summarized information of the careers that are being pursued by the PhD graduates of our program. The information below includes all PhD program graduates who matriculated from 1985 to the present and is updated a minimum of twice each year.

Information about individual alumni can be found using the links available here  info

 Career Choices of Molecular Microbiology PhD Graduates*

 Number %
Academic faculty
Academic staff scientists
10  8.8
Industrial research
21 18.6
Science-related non-research
23 20.4
Pursuing postdoctoral training 17
Not in the labor force  4 3.5
Information unavailable  1
Totals  113 100

*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.

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The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development