Project Affiliates: Understanding PhD Career Pathways for Program Improvement

    The universities below have agreed to participate as affiliate partners in the Understanding PhD Career Pathways for Program Improvement project. Information on how your institution can join as a Project Affiliate can be found here.


    • City University of New York Graduate Center
    • Cleveland State University
    • Colorado School of Mines
    • Florida International University
    • Fordham University
    • Georgia State University
    • Indiana University
    • Iowa State University
    • Louisiana State University
    • Medical University of South Carolina
    • Michigan State University
    • North Carolina A&T State University
    • Northwestern University
    • Rice University
    • Rochester Institute of Technology
    • University of Arizona
    • University of Central Florida
    • University of Delaware
    • University of Georgia
    • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    • University of Kentucky
    • University of Massachusetts Amherst
    • University of Minnesota
    • University of Missouri, Columbia
    • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    • University of Nebraska Medical Center
    • University of New Hampshire
    • University of Oklahoma
    • University of Oregon
    • University of South Carolina
    • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    • West Virginia University
    • Worcester Polytechnic Institute



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