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Post-Graduation Plans

Commencement 2017 - graduates wave Stanford flags
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We are commonly asked where our students who graduate with a degree in Mathematical & Computational Science go post-graduation.  Nearly half of students go on to complete a coterminal Masters degree in Statistics, Management Science & Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical Informatics, and Computational & Mathematical Engineering.  However, students do not necessarily need to complete a coterminal degree to achieve success in the field.  Those who enter the workforce directly following graduation get careers in data science, actuarial science, finance, risk management, and product management.  Several of our recent students have even embraced the entrepreneurial spirit fostered here in the San Francisco Bay Area and have started their own companies! Below there is data on our most recent cohorts.

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2019 Cohort | Class Size: 48

Achievements: 

  • Departmental Honors: 9

  • University Distinction: 7

  • Phi Beta Kappa: 2

  • J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for Scholastic Achievement: 3

 

Advance Degree Placements:

23 students are pursuing an MS (coterminal) degree at Stanford.  

CS: 11, MS&E: 4, STATS: 3, ICME: 2, EE: 2, and Public Policy: 1.  

4 students are pursuing PhD. Two students at Stanford are studying Economics and Computer Science, another at Harvard is studying Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics, and the last student is at UC Berkeley studying Electrical Engineering/Computer Science.

2019 Alumni Placements

Students that did not provide specifics stated they are entering fields of value investing, CS research, investment, MS&E research, and sports analytics.
 
 
 

2018 Cohort | Class size: 48

Achievements:

  • Departmental Honors: 9

  • University Distinction: 7 

  • Phi Beta Kappa: 5

  • Dean’s Award for Academic Achievement: 2

  • Alumni Association Award of Excellence: 5 

  • Firestone Medal for Excellence: 1

  • Kennedy Honors Thesis Award: 1


Advance Degree Placements:

19 students are pursuing an MS (coterminal) degree at Stanford. 

CS: 8, STATS: 6, MS&E: 3, ICME: 1, and Biomedical Informatics: 1. One student is pursuing a Master's Degree at Tsinghua University in Health Policy.

3 students are pursuing PhD. Two students are at MIT, one is studying Statistics/Operations and the other is studying Economics. The last student is at Stanford studying Statistics. 

2 students are pursuing Professional Degrees. One is at Harvard Law School pursuing a JD and another is at UCSF pursuing an MD. 

2018 Alumni Placements

Students that did not provide specifics stated they are entering fields of biotech and technology as Data Scientists, in finance with a hedge fund, fintech start up, management consulting, and as a professional golfer.

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