Graduate Degree Outcomes

Our graduates are prepared to work and communicate with people with all kinds of backgrounds and have the confidence and leadership skills to succeed and make a difference in society. Dartmouth engineers go out into the world and identify problems that need solving. In fact, rather than look for a position to fill, our graduates often create their own jobs — and new jobs for others.


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Average starting salary MS, MEng, PhD programs in 2023. (Source: Thayer Career Services survey)



Percentage of masters and PhD alumni who secure employment within 6 months of graduation. (Source: Alumni Surveys)


C-suite leadership

Many Dartmouth Engineering alumni advance to chief-level leadership positions within five to 10 years of graduation. (Source: Alumni Surveys)

Prepared to Lead

Technical Experts and Well-Rounded Leaders

Dartmouth engineers are prepared for a wide array of careers after graduation. Equipped with both engineering expertise and "power skills" such as communication, leadership, and creative problem-solving, our graduates are uniquely positioned for leadership in any field.

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Endless Possibilities

Dartmouth Engineering's graduates are recruited by top multi-national companies and by local companies and alumni-founded start-ups in a variety of fields. While many continue work as professional engineers, others transition into related careers as research scientists, technical advisors, or executives in engineering- or technology-related companies.

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Unrivaled Support Network

Dartmouth Engineering alumni have lifelong access to engineering-specific Career Services. Graduates continue to have access to job information, networking opportunities, and career coaching, as well as connection to other Dartmouth Engineering alumni eager to connect you to opportunities within their own companies. Many graduates have started their own successful companies. They are a reminder that Dartmouth is more than a school. It’s a community.

Career Outcomes

Some of the companies that have recently hired Dartmouth's MS, MEng, and PhD graduates:

BNP Paribas
GE Healthcare
Gigajot Technology
LEK Consulting
Los Alamos National Laboratory

MIT Lincoln Laboratory
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
National Grid
Raytheon Technologies
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Recent graduates have advanced into positions with the following job titles:

Aerospace Engineer
Application Engineer
Digital Hardware Engineer
Research Geophysicist
Senior Electrical Engineer
Sr. Technical Analyst
Executive Director of Engineering

Process Engineer
Senior Financial Analyst
Technical Program Manager
Chief Technical Officer
Founder & CEO
Product Designer
Sr. Operations Research Analyst
Vice President in Equity Derivatives Strategy

Alumni Portrait

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Jian Lu Th’93

Jian Lu earned his PhD at Thayer and is now president of LinkedIn China—after playing a key role at Apple Inc. on the team that developed QuickTime streaming. Jian credits Thayer's borderless approach to engineering with preparing him for multiple research and career transitions. MORE

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