Job Market Placement

The strong quantitative training allows for more rigorous research and creates excellent job opportunities for graduates. About 40% of Washington State University Ph.D. graduates take tenure-track faculty positions, another 40% take lucrative positions as econometricians or analysts with prestigious corporations, and 20% take analyst or administrative positions in governments, non-governmental organizations, or think tanks. Recent job placements include positions at the University of Arkansas, Penn State University, Yale University (Post-Doc), University of Connecticut, California State University, Cornell University (Post-Doc), University of New Mexico, Illinois State University, University of Kentucky, University of Oklahoma, University of Georgia, and University of Nebraska; at government agencies such as the US Department of Agriculture and the United Nations; and firms such as JP Morgan-Chase and American Express.