MSU PhDs are leaders and trailblazers in the US and abroad, pursuing careers in higher education, the public and private sectors, and non-profits. Check out the following common career paths for PhDs and students and alumni who are now working in the below areas. If you have just begun your job hunt, we recommend reading "How to be a Versatile PhD"with advice from three of our Graduate School alumni.
Make a plan to prepare for these and other careers using the PREP model.
The Graduate School website has data on completion and placement rates for all PhD & master’s programs at MSU.
You can connect with alumni in different fields and job sectors through LinkedIn groups, including the MSU Alumni Association, The Graduate School Alumni group, and Spartan Links (a group on LinkedIn that connects MSU students to alumni working in their areas of interest).