Now Available – PhD Employment Outcomes Data (PDAD&C #56)

From: Joshua Barker, Vice-Provost, Graduate Research & Education, and Dean, School of Graduate Studies
Date: February 1, 2018
Re: Now Available – PhD Employment Outcomes Data (PDAD&C #56)

I am excited to announce that the School of Graduate Studies has released the results of the 10,000 PhDs Project on our website in the form of a downloadable Project Overview and an interactive dashboard developed with the assistance of the Institutional Data Hub (a collaboration between the Office of Planning & Budget and Office of the Chief Information Officer. This project, initiated by Professor Reinhart Reithmeier with the support of my predecessor Professor Locke Rowe, used internet searches of open-access data sources such as official university and company websites to determine the current and/or first (2016) employment status of the 10,886 PhDs who graduated from U of T between 2000 and 2015 in all disciplines. The study successfully located 88% of PhD graduates.

I encourage all members of the graduate and undergraduate community to engage with the 10,000 PhDs Project data. I also hope that it is the beginning of not one but many conversations about the tremendous range of opportunities that are open to graduates with an advanced degree, and how graduate programs can be even more successful at preparing our students for their futures. The data can also be used as a powerful tool to help current and prospective graduate students make more informed choices about what academic and professional pathways to pursue, whether here in Canada or around the world.

The School of Graduate Studies welcomes your feedback about the 10,000 PhDs Project and the online resources that we have created to communicate its results:

School of Graduate Studies
Office of the Dean