Alumni Outcomes

Our alumni have leveraged their Georgetown experience to achieve successful biomedical careers in academia, industry and government and policy work. Many have gone on to work at top global and federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, National Health Service (UK) and the World Health Organization. They have been involved in groundbreaking research at top private biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms, and have furthered their academic careers at some of the most prestigious biomedical programs and medical schools in the world.

A graph shows two-year career outcomes for BGE master's graduates from 2016 and 2017. 62% of graduates were in non-academic positions; 38% were in academic roles/further education. Non-academics were in BioPharma (28%), Healthcare (23%), Academia (16%), Government & Policy (12%), Business (11%), and Consulting (10%). Academics were in Medical School (50%), Ph.D. (35%), and Dental/Other School (15%).

Master’s Alumni

A 2020 publication of career outcomes for Biomedical Graduate Education master’s students shows that our degree recipients are strong competitors for a range of employment opportunities and advanced degree programs.

Read the Report on Master’s Alumni

Ph.D. Alumni

We are invested in equipping our students to pursue their aspirations. Our Ph.D. students graduate in an average of 5.5 years and go on to work in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; the National Cancer Institute; the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and other prestigious institutions.

A graph shows first job functions for BGE Ph.D. graduates from 2014 through 2020. First job functions were: Postdoctoral Scholar (57%), Research Staff (9%), Further Education (7%), Industry Non-Research (7%), Policy & Communication (6%), Faculty (6%), Administration & Education (3%), and Unknown (5%).
A graph shows first job sectors for BGE Ph.D. graduates from 2014 through 2020. First job sectors were: Academia (53%), Government (23%), For-Profit (12%), Nonprofit (3%), Other (3%), and Unknown (6%).

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Alumni Stories

BGE alumni share their experiences, their accomplishments and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.