PhD Placement History
The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to securing gainful employment for all of its graduate students across its many Ph.D. programs. For many in the Arts and Sciences, this will mean a career path outside of academia: it is not to be assumed that our graduate students are simply created to carry on the academic tradition. In the Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. placement is more than a matter of reproduction of the skill sets of one’s faculty directors; it is an opportunity to revolutionize the discipline, to challenge received ideas, and to overturn obsolete assumptions.
This list of Ph.D. placements includes tenure-track positions, positions in industry and non-profit organizations, children’s book authors and venture capitalists. One of the successful Ph.D.s on this list has made a career designing The Versatile Ph.D., a web-based community and career education subscription service that allows for further education about academic and non-academic job markets, in order to prepare the graduate student community for the widest range of possible careers.
In the heart of the 21st century, at the moment of our widest experience of technology and the furthest reach of global access, with the broadest imaginable digital archive at our fingertips, universities can no longer shrink-wrap their Ph.D.s to fit a narrower and narrower mold. The College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University is leading the way to a new paradigm, where the Ph.D. is not just an end in itself, but a means to many different ends, as many as we have the expertise and the enterprise to imagine.
East Asian Languages and Literatures
Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
French and Italian
Geography & Atmospheric Sciences
Germanic Languages and Literatures
Greek and Latin
History of Art
Plant Cellular and Molecular Biology
Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures
Spanish and Portuguese
Speech and Hearing Science
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