College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

 

What is PhD Career Pathways?

The University of Kansas is an affiliate partner in the national PhD Career Pathways Project. This project is sponsored by the Council of Graduate Schools, which is a national organization that supports graduate education and research. The goal of this project is to better understand and recognize the diversity of careers desired and pursued by PhD holders. Participating universities nationwide are surveying cohorts of PhD students and alumni to gather data that will be used to improve doctoral programs, as well as contribute to a national study to expand our understanding of differences in career aspirations among PhD students and the skillsets used and required by PhD holders.

More information about the CGS PhD Career Pathways Project can be found on the CGS Career Pathways homepage.

Below is a map highlighting the project's partners and affiliates across the United States:

KU's Involvement

As shown above, this is a nationwide effort to improve doctoral education across the country. At KU, over ten departments from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are participating in a pilot phase of this survey: 


Contact Us

Your voice is really important to us and can help us add to the momentum our graduate programs are experiencing. If you have any questions, please contact us by email at phdpathways@ku.edu