PhD Career Outcomes
A graduate degree in biomedical engineering from Duke Engineering helps open opportunities for future success. We have an excellent track record of placing graduates as faculty at other prestigious universities and at leading biotech firms.
About 40 percent of Duke BME PhD grads go on to positions in academia
Recent academic career examples: Duke University, Harvard Medical School, MIT, National University of Singapore
About 60 percent of Duke BME PhD grads go on to careers in the public or private sector
Recent industry and public sector career examples: BD Biosciences, SQZ Biotech, GE Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, US Food & Drug Administration (USDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Here's a breakdown of where our graduates go after graduating from Duke BME.
Data reflect current positions for PhD alumni who graduated fall 2005-spring 2020.
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