Social Sciences – Career Outcomes

Academia Nonprofit Sector Government Private Sector
UCSF 85 | 73% 13 | 11.5% 10 | 8.5% 8 | 7%
National 81% 19% — all other sectors combined


Notes on the data

  • UCSF numbers reflect status of former students at the time the data were gathered in summer/fall 2012. Current employment may now be different.
  • National data taken from "Social Sciences PhDs: Five+ Years Out," results of a national survey published by the Center for Innovation and Research in Graduate Education at the University of Washington, Dr. Maresi Nerad, principal investigator. Study included 3,025 PhD graduates 1995-99, surveyed in 2005-06.
  • UCSF study looked at graduates 1997-2006, i.e. 6-15 years post-graduation.
  • Of 126 alumni, employment for 117 (93%) was identified and confirmed.
  • Unemployment statistics are unknown. Some of the 7% we could not locate may be unemployed.


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