Graduate school of arts and sciences

Philosophy ranks number one for academic placement

Yale’s Department of Philosophy has been ranked number one out of 143 doctoral programs in philosophy tracked by Academic Philosophy Data and Analysis (APDA) for academic job placement for PhD graduates. The APDA dataset includes ten years of data on PhD outcomes. Yale’s percentage of PhD graduates from 2012–2021, whose most recent employment record is a permanent academic job, tops the list at 71 percent. An additional 17 percent of PhD graduates from the same period currently hold temporary academic positions. Yale’s department is also one of only six departments to appear on the achievement list both for academic placement and for being a department with an average student rating of “definitely would recommend.”

New degree in personalized medicine and engineering

Beginning in the 2022–23 academic year, the Graduate School will offer a first-of-its-kind master of science degree in personalized medicine and applied engineering. The program brings together faculty from across the School of Medicine and the School of Engineering and Applied Science. This new degree will provide medical students, biomedical, mechanical, and electrical engineers, and computer scientists with the tools to advance innovative 3D solutions for personalized medicine. This approach develops medical devices and surgical procedures designed around a patient’s unique anatomy. Students will learn how to apply 3D technology to address surgical and medical conditions with the goal of personalizing health-care treatments to improve clinical outcomes. The one-year program will prepare graduates for a variety of careers in health care that improve patient care and quality of life.  

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