Career Development: PhD Placement
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Whether focused on natural science, economics, policy, digital data and modeling, communication, or, more likely, some combination, Bren PhD students seek and embody a new balance between research and application. In doing so, they enhance the richness of the Bren School's academic community and have a greater impact on solving environmental problems. With the knowledge and skills acquired here, Bren PhD graduates successfully pursue careers in academia, ressearch, government, non-governmental organizations (non-profts), and business.

The below statistics reflects the job placements of Bren School PhD graduates by sector and geographic location.

Additional PhD job placement information can be found on the Select Placements of PhD Classes of 2002-2012 document and is current as of May 2013.

PhD Placement by Sector

Sector Percentage
Academia/Research 57%
Government 14%
Corporate 7%
Non-Profit 11%
Consulting 7%
Other 4%

PhD Placement by Geographic Location

Geographic Location Percentage
California 43%
US (excluding California) 43%
International 14%