Ph.D. Program Professional Outcomes

Ph.D. Program Professional Outcomes

At Rutgers, we are proud of the success our graduates have had in the face of daunting structural changes in our profession. Though fewer graduates are moving directly into tenure track employment upon graduation than before the 2009 financial crash, a significant number receive academic appointments, including postdoctoral fellowships as well as full-time faculty appointments at a wide range of academic institutions. 

The data below represent the professional trajectories of Rutgers History Ph.D. graduates from the last decade, offering prospective students a sense of how our students fare after graduation. Please do not hesitate to reach out for more information. 

1. Academic Employment Outcomes: This graph represents the range of academic employment Rutgers History Ph.D. graduates hold, reflecting the classes of 2009-2019.

This graph describes the academic employment outcomes of Rutgers Ph.D. graduates in history from 2009-2019.

 

2. Overall Employment Outcomes: This graph represents the range of employment Rutgers History Ph.D. graduates hold, reflecting the classes of 2009-2019.

A note on sources

The Department of History does its best to track the current status of our graduates at every point in their career. We maintain an active database reflecting our graduates’ careers to the best of our ability. Because graduates do not always report their current employment status, the data reflect a number of gaps in our knowledge. While we do not wish to underemphasize the difficulties in the job market, it is important to note that our data likely underrepresent the actual number of graduates with long-term employment, both in and outside academia.