Industry & Professional Placements

Customized learning and possible career trajectories based on an individual's interests are key benefits of interdisciplinary study.  Given that breadth and depth, MAPSS graduates accept positions across a diversity of positions, organizations, and industries.

MAPSS places more graduates in data and research, in both for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, than any other fields. In a survey of the Class of 2023 (with 77% responding), 91% of those graduates accepted full or part-time employment or were accepted into doctoral programs within 9 months of graduation. 

This list is a comprehensive look at all the organizations that hired MAPSS graduates for roles upon graduation from 2017-2021. It is organized by most common industries, and the “Other” categorization captures companies that do not fall into one of the other fields.

Students seeking employment are always encouraged to visit the SSD MA Career Resources Website, where you can find various Career Guides and Employers by Industry lists that compile top employers from a variety of fields.

Acceleration Capital Group, Accenture, Adam Smith International, Adecco, ARCBridge Consulting & Training, Aspen Environmental Group, Blockchain Advisory Group, Booz Allen Hamilton, Charles River Associates, Civic Consulting Alliance, Compass Lexecon, Connor Consulting Group, Creativity Effect, Cultural Resource Analysts Inc., Due West Education, Egon Zehnder, Emerson Collective, Global Graduates' Union Consulting, GTG Consultants PC, Heidrick & Struggles, Isaacson Miller, Kroll, Malk Partners, McKinsey & Company, Mission Measurement, Objective Paradigm, Polaris & Dawn Consulting Ltd., Precision Consulting Company, Purple Group, Resolution Economics, Seeding Success, Springhill Consulting Group, TD International, Technomic, The Black Sheep, The Kaizen Company, The Risk Advisory Group, Whitetail Environmental LLC, Zeal Education Group. 

See: Political Risk Consulting Careers Guide, UChicago GRAD Management Consulting Careers Guide.

A111 Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Bank for America, Bank of England, Bloomberg, BNP Paribas, Changcheng Fund, CorpGroup, Discover, Ernst & Young, Experian, European Central Bank, FICC, Government Finance Officers Association, Guaranteed Rate, HGR Digital Asset Group, JP Morgan & Chase, Kelton Global, LaSalle Investment Fund, Lincoln International, Lotus Capital Management, Mercer, Morgan Stanley, PwC, Worldwide Financial Services. 

See: UChicago GRAD Financial Services Careers Guide.

Answers Research, Bold Insight, Brocade Studio, Clinical Outcomes Solutions, Gartner, GfK, Glassdoor, GutCheck, History Associates Inc., IDEAS, Influence 51, Ipsos, LRW, MarketCast, MotivBase, NORC, Numerator, Perksy, Shapiro + Raj, SiteSpect Inc., Solstice, The Freedonia Group, Worrell. 

See: Business Analytics Careers Guide, Data Science Careers Guide, Introduction to UX Careers Guide, Market Research Careers Guide, UChicago GRAD Data Analytics Careers Guide.

Chengdu Wuhou People’s Court, Chicago Park District, Council of Economic Advisers, Deutscher Bundestag, Hawaii State Legislature, Internal Revenue Service, Ministry of National Education of France, Ministry of Health of New Zealand, Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore, Republic of Korea, Ridgeville Park District, Singapore Police Force, Texas Senate Research Center, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Congress, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Government Accountability Office, U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Senate, U.S. Trade Representative.

See: Introduction to Government Careers Guide, Partnership for Public Service Government Careers Guide, UChicago GRAD Careers in the U.S. Government Guide.

Apeel Sciences, Adecco, Bank of America, Booz Allen Hamilton, Commonweath Trading Partners, Control Risks, CrowdStrike, Dataminr, EAG Laboratories, EcoAgriculture Partners, Edelman, EMC Research, Envoy Global, Ernst and Young, EuroMonitor International, Fors Marsh Group, Gartner, Glass Lewis, Google, HIP Consult, Ipsos, Janes, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, KMR Group, Kroll, L.E.K. Consulting, Mindset Global, Mission Measurement, Mothership Strategies, NetImpact Strategies, Inc., NTT Data, OFW Law, Options Clearing Corp., Oxford China International Consultancy, TD International, Tencent, The Kaizen Company, The Shelby Group, True Search.

Bates College, Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics, BRAC University, Center for the Economics of Human Development, Chicago Center for HIV Elimination, Chicago Project on Security & Threats (CPOST), Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of New York (CUNY), Columbia Business School, Cornell University, Critical Language Scholarship Program, DePaul University, Duke-NUS Medical School, Eastern Michigan University, Energy Policy Institute (EPIC), Fordham University, Grand Canyon University, Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Illinois Institute of Technology, Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health, International Innovation Corps, Johns Hopkins University, Kadir Has University, Lehigh University, London School of Economics, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MIT Sloan School of Management, Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government, New York University, North Park University, Northern Arizona University, Northwestern University, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Peking University, Princeton University, Rush University Medical Center, Rutgers University, Stanford University, Stanford University School of Medicine, Syracuse University, Thiel College, The Leo Strauss Center, TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health, Trinity International University, Tsinghua University, University of California Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California-Berkeley Haas School of Business, University of Chicago, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago Medicine, University of Copenhagen, University of Dallas, University of Delaware, University of Georgia, University of Hong Kong, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Kentucky, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill and Charlotte), University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Pittsburgh, University of Southern California, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, University of Toronto, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wyoming, Urban Labs, Utah Valley University, Vanderbilt University, Washington State University, West Virginia University, Yale School of Management, Yale University.

See: UChicago GRAD Academic Careers Guide, UChicago GRAD Higher Education Administration Careers Guide.

Baltimore Museum of Industry, Center for Asian American Media, Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute, Cleveland Museum of Art, DuSable Museum of African American History, Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, Lincoln Park Zoo, Field Museum of Natural History, Museum of Science and Industry, National Air and Space Museum, National Public Radio Detroit, Oriental Institute, Skirball Cultural Center, The Teragram Ballroom. 

See: Museum Administration Careers Guide, UChicago GRAD Museum Careers Guide

Acumen, Ang Chin Moh Foundation, Anti-Defamation League, Association for Individual Development, British Council, Catholic Charities Minnesota, Center for Research Libraries, Chicago Public Education Fund, College Possible, Conservation International, El Centro of Henderson County, Enabling Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC), Esperanza N.Y., Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board, Hamilton Families, Heartland Alliance, Henry Luce Foundation, Institute of International Education, International Food Policy Research Institute, Jewish United Fund, Juma Ventures, Kone Foundation, Libraries Without Borders, MacArthur Foundation, Muslim American Society of Greater Los Angeles, Namati, Natural Resources Defense Council, Northeastern Family Institute Vermont, Nourish California, Onward Neighborhood House, Out of Eden Walk, ReFED Inc., Repair the World, SESH Global, St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church, Survey Lab, Taxpayers Against Fraud, The HistoryMakers, The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, Tompkins Conservation, United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, Urban Growers Collective, Volunteers in Asia, WONDER Foundation, Yleana Leadership Foundation, World Bank, YMCA.

See: Nonprofits, NGOs, and Social Enterprises Career Guide , UChicago GRAD Foundation Careers Guide

Areo Magazine, Civic Entertainment Group, DumDum Zine, Excel Forms and Graphics Inc., International Association of Professional Writers & Editors, Investor's Business Daily, Jiemian Global, NBC News Archives, New Heights Communications, ODK Media, Oxford University Press, RR Donnelley, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Academy for Urban School Leadership, Academy of Hope, Baker College, Baltimore City Public Schools, Boston Public Schools, BPEC Business and Professional English Centre, Buffalo State College, Burgundy Farm Country Day School, Chicago Public Schools, City Colleges of Chicago, Civil Service College, Clark State Community College, College Advising Corps, College of DuPage, Columbia Public Schools, Compass Education Group, Coursera, Detroit Public Schools, Educational Initiatives, EPIK (English Program in Korea), Falk School, Foundations College Prep, Groveport Madison High School, Harrisburg Area Community College, Huntington Learning Center, IB Path Tutors, IDEAL School Manhattan, iTutorGroup, LEAP Innovations, Limus Primary, Lindamoor-Bell, Long Beach Unified School District, New York City Public Schools, Noble Network, Robert Morris University, Santa Ana College, St. Anne’s-Belfield School, Steppingblocks, Sturgis Charter Public School, Teach for America, Teaching Assistant Program in France, The Americans School Foundation of Guadalajara, Tindley Accelerated Schools, Tutor Me Education, Unlimited Learning LLC, Varsity Tutors, ViaX, Washington Township Board of Education (New Jersey), Washtenaw Community College.

See: UChicago GRAD Instructional Design Careers Guide, UChicago GRAD Part-Time Teaching Opportunities Guide

20/20 Vision, 21st Century Institute, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Ideas Institute, American Institutes for Research, Asia Research Institute, Ateneo SALT Institute, CAIR Chicago, Center for International Private Enterprise, Energy Foundation, Hiral for Congress, Hudson Institute, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, Jacobin, Public Health Institute, RAND Corporation, The Institute for Policy Research, The Narratives Project, The Public Interest Network, Vera Institute of Justice, Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

See: Public Policy Careers Guide, Think Tank Careers Guide, UChicago GRAD Think Tank Careers Guide

Advocate Medical Center, American Bar Foundation, Angels Homecare Services, Asukar, Bristol Myers Squibb, BrownGreer PLC, Cardinal Intellectual Property, C.A.R.E. Physical Therapy, Capital Insurance Group, Chroma Color Corporation, Clean Harbors, Eimer Stahl LLP, Fross Lehrman & Zissu, Guzov LLC, Hudson Legal Group, Hutchinson PLLC, Imperial Distributors, Inside Line Equipment, Janus International Europe, JLL, Kenneth N. Flaxman Law Offices, Kirkland & Ellis, Lori Lightfoot for Chicago, McMaster-Carr, Mountain View Home Care, National Agents Alliance, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Normal Next, Omnicom Health Group, Popp Hutcheson PLLC, Rogers Behavioral Health, Sheridan Green Law PLLC, Simple Mills, The Habitat Company, Thompson Law Group, United Plastic Fabricating, Wang Leonard and Condon Attorneys at Law, Westminster Presbyterian Church, W.W. Grainger, Zijin Mining, Z Wang & Associates.