What Can You Do With a PPE Degree?
The Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics prepares students for success in many career paths. As a PPE student, you'll gain experience with a wide range of analytical tools and research methods in the social sciences, and develop your skills in critical thinking, writing, and argumentation.
These skills are highly transferable: since the first graduating class in 2012, PPE alumni have gone on to successful careers in law, consulting, government, nonprofits, education, and many other areas.
Learn more about the careers PPE alumni have gone on to pursue, and career resources available for current PPE students and alumni, below.
- 97% of surveyed PPE majors who graduated in the Classes of 2019 and 2020 were either employed or enrolled in a graduate program within a year of graduation
- 92% of PPE Class of 2020 survey respondents had either received a job offer or been accepted to a graduate program by the time they graduated from U of M
- 40% of surveyed PPE majors went on to enroll in a graduate program (JD, PhD, etc.) within five years of graduation
The lists below are just some of the many employers and graduate programs where PPE alumni have worked and studied. PPE students and alumni can view the full list in our Alumni Directory - see Career Resources for details.
Career data was collected in a survey of 95 PPE alumni conducted in July 2020. Survey respondents included members of the graduating classes of 2014 through 2020.
PPE Alumni Directory
Available to all current students and alumni of the Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, the PPE Alumni Directory includes information about alums' career paths and additional education received after U of M. Most alumni directory listings also include contact information (shared on an opt-in basis.)To access the alumni directory, please contact email@example.com.