Alumni Outcomes


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We prepare the next generation of innovators, systems engineers, environmental scientists and biomedical professionals to push the boundaries of discovery.  Physics' graduates work for corporations, agencies and other organizations across a wide range of areas. From operating space telescopes and researching cancer epigenetics to applying their skills at some of the world’s biggest companies, they are making an impact.


Jack Hirschman

Jack Hirschman

BS in Physics, BA in Political Science '19

“GW has provided me with countless unique opportunities in academic research and involvement that no other institution can perfectly match.”

Undergraduate Career Paths

Our undergraduate students go on to pursue higher degrees and careers in astrophysics, bioengineering, computer science, medicine and data science at institutions that include:

  • Accenture
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Clemson University 
  • Harvard University
  • Missile Defense Agency 
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Security Agency
  • Rutgers University
  • University of Colorado
  • The U.S. Navy
  • The World Bank Group


Graduate Career Paths

Graduates of our master's degree and doctoral programs have pursued a variety of different professional paths at corporations and organizations that include:

  • Bayview Asset Management
  • Calvin Institute of Technology in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
  • Facebook 
  • IBM
  • Institute of Theoretical High Energy Physics, Mainz University, Germany
  • Intermolecular Inc.
  • Michigan State University
  • NASA
  • National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center for Bright Beams
  • Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory, Pennsylvania State University
  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Space Science Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury


Resources for Alumni



Alumni Class Notes

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