College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


What is PhD Career Pathways?

The University of Kansas is an affiliate partner in the PhD Career Pathways Project, a national research initiative of the Council of Graduate Schools. Our goal 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.

The Project has participation from a broad range of doctoral institutions fro across the United States:

KU's Involvement

At KU, eleven programs representing the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences' diverse areas of study are participating in a pilot phase of this survey: 

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