Thank you for taking the time to complete The Graduate School PhD Exit Survey.  It will take approximately 10–15 minutes to complete. The survey covers a variety of topics related to your graduate experience and your post graduation plans.  Survey results will be used to make improvements for current and future students and will be compared with other PhD graduates at participating research institutions in the United States.  Please note that if you do not finish your survey in one session, you can log back in and resume the survey from the point where you exited the survey. Also note that you may reset or clear your answers to any page of the survey by clicking the "Reset" button at the bottom of the page.
 
 
Your honest feedback is important to us. Only The Graduate School research staff will have access to the individual data collected in this survey. With the exception of your post graduation placement information (if provided), your responses will not be identified with you personally and will only be used in aggregate.  If you choose to disclose your employment or further education plans, the information will be kept in a separate database, apart from your other responses, to assure confidentiality. Your responses will be combined with graduates from other years to further protect your confidentiality.  Responses will not be displayed at the program level unless there are more than three graduates for the combined years.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this survey, you may contact The Graduate School's Associate Director of Research & Analysis, Bill Artz, at w-artz@northwestern.edu or 847-491-8505.