Immunology Graduation Stats & Career Outcomes

Graduation Statistics

To help applicants and others interested in the Immunology program, we provide information on the outcomes of trainees who have enrolled in our program.

The information below is based on the 126 students who were enrolled on January 1, 2000 or thereafter and have completed their time at GSBS.

Percentage of Students Completing the PhD Degree89.7%
Percentage of Students Completing an MS Degree4.8%
Percentage of Students Completing any Advanced Degree94.5%
Time to PhD Degree5.7 years

Career Outcomes

To help all applicants and others interested in the Immunology program, we have summarized information of the careers that are being pursued by the 114 Immunology PhD and MD/PhD graduates who graduated from 2000 to the present.

This information is updated annually.

Career Outcomes

Type of PositionPercentage of Graduates
Biotech/Pharma Research36.0%
Academic Research Faculty11.4%
Biotech/Pharma Business Support & Development9.6%
Private Clinical Practice6.1%
Academic Postdoc Training3.5%
Academic Research Staff2.6%
Academic Teaching Faculty2.6%
Residency/Fellowship Training2.6%
Academic Clinical Faculty1.8%
Education & Outreach1.8%
Academic Admin Staff0.9%
Additional Higher Education0.9%
Non-Science Careers2.6%
Not in the Labor Force6.1%


  • Biotech/Pharma Research - Individuals who lead research teams or actively conduct discovery research
  • Academic Research Faculty - Faculty at institutions of higher education who conduct discovery research as a significant portion of their activity
  • Biotech/Pharma Business Support & Development -  Individuals in business development, product development, administration, clinical research management, manufacturing oversight, and similar careers
  • Private Clinical Practice - Individuals with a clinical degree in addition to the PhD whose primary function is treating patients
  • Academic Postdoc Training - Individuals pursuing postdoctoral training at institutions of higher education
  • Communication - Individuals engaged in science writing, editing or other forms of media
  • Academic Research Staff - Individuals conducting laboratory research in a staff role such as staff scientist or research associate at an institution of higher education
  • Academic Teaching Faculty - Faculty at institutions of higher education whose primary role is teaching
  • Residency/Fellowship Training - Individuals (predominantly MD/PhD graduates) in residency or fellowship training
  • Government - Individuals working for a government agency such as the NIH, FDA, or others who conduct or support research
  • Consulting - Individuals working for consulting firms that support the science enterprise
  • Academic Clinical Faculty - Faculty at academic medical centers who primarily provide clinical care and conduct some research
  • Education & Outreach - Individuals working in the primary or secondary education fields
  • Academic Admin Staff - Individuals at an institution of higher educations who support the academic mission in a staff role
  • Additional Higher Education - Individuals pursuing an additional higher education degree after their GSBS degree
  • IP/Law - Individuals involved in technology transfer, patent law or other aspects of law
  • Non-science Careers - Individuals pursuing careers not involving science
  • Unknown -  Individuals for whom current information is unavailable
  • Not in the Labor Force - Individuals who are not in the labor force