Smeal’s holistic approach to doctoral education develops research scholars who will add meaningful contributions to the discourse in their respective disciplines.

Based on Carnegie Classifications of United States universities — RU/VH (research universities with very high research activity) and RU/H (research universities with high research activity) — Smeal has been highly successful in helping its Ph.D. students achieve faculty positions at world-class institutions, including appointments at Top 20 and Top 50 universities. In addition, Smeal Ph.D. students place well among top international research universities and in research departments at federal agencies.

Here’s a look back at the past five years of Smeal’s Ph.D. placement success:

Smeal By The Numbers, Summer 2021