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Facts and Numbers about our Graduate Programs

How many PhD students are in the College?

115 (Spring 2016)

(We also have 8 Master's students and 30 postdocs.)

Which departments do the students reside in?


How are our PhD students supported?


The majority of our PhD students are supported via graduate, teaching and research assistantships, individual or institutional fellowships and/or by their mentor's funding sources (data based on funding sources in the Fall 2015).

How many PhD students graduate on average per year?


What is the average time to earn PhD?

4.5 years

Where do our PhD graduates go?


Based on graduation data for the last 5 years.

What about 2016 Graduates?

In 2016, we graduated 15 students and here is their job placement. The postdocs went to institutions such as MIT, University of Chicago, Northwestern University, etc.  Industry placement included Abbvie, Radius Health and CSL Behring.