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MD, PhD & Post-Doctorate Programs

Advanced Professional Degree Candidates

We encourage you to explore this site for more information about McKinsey and the recruiting process. We hope to meet you on campus to continue the discussion about why we think McKinsey would be the right place for you.

If you are pursuing a master's degree and you earned an undergraduate degree fewer than four years ago, you will be considered for a business analyst position. If you hold a bachelor's degree and have at least four years of work experience or completed or expect to complete your master's program four years from the time you received your bachelor's degree, you will join as an associate.

Have more questions about your candidacy or the APD application and interview process?

Recruiting team

Chris Hagedorn

Partner lead

Anne Cullen

Recruiter

Caitlin Trejo

Source lead

Campus Calendar

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Jun 06 2018

Meet McKinsey Greater China in the US 2018 - Registration Deadline

McKinsey Greater China is offering both experienced professionals and students the opportunity to learn more about our work in the region during our roadshow in the US! You will have a chance to meet our consultants and learn more about the career opportunities during our company information sessions.
Jun 08 2018
Jun 10 2018

Insight STEM + Healthcare

June 08 – June 10
A program held in Chicago for medical students, interns, residents and fellows, PhDs and post docs in STEM and healthcare-related disciplines who are interested in learning more about working in management consulting. Each program includes an introduction to consulting, work on a mock case study with McKinsey consultants, and recreational and social activities to connect and have fun. The Insight Programs application deadline is Sunday, April 8, 2018.
Jun 11 2018
Jun 14 2018

Insight Asia-Pacific

June 11 – June 14
A program held in Chicago for medical students, interns, residents and fellows, PhDs and post docs who are interested in learning more about working in management consulting and starting their career in Asia. The program includes an introduction to consulting, work on a mock case study with McKinsey consultants from our Asia Pacific offices, and recreational and social activities to connect and have fun. The Insight Programs application deadline is Sunday, April 8, 2018.
Jun 15 2018

Global Connect Application Deadline

Are you interested in Asia, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, or the Middle East? During this three-day program, you will learn how we work with the private, public, and social sectors in fast-growing economies. You’ll participate directly with our teams to solve a real-life problem—and, in the process, learn about who we are and what we do.

This opportunity is open to people who are from—or passionate about—fast-growing global markets. They must either be completing (or have completed) their JD, Master’s*, MBA, or PhD degree in North America; filling a postdoctoral post in North America; pursuing a medical degree, internship, or residency in North America; or currently working as a professional in North America (with at least two years of work experience).

*Non-MBA Master’s students must have completed their undergraduate degree four or more years prior to completing their Master’s degree

Jun 15 2018
Jun 17 2018

Insight STEM + Healthcare

June 15 – June 17
A program held in Chicago for medical students, interns, residents and fellows, PhDs and post docs in STEM and healthcare-related disciplines who are interested in learning more about working in management consulting. Each program includes an introduction to consulting, work on a mock case study with McKinsey consultants, and recreational and social activities to connect and have fun. The Insight Programs application deadline is Sunday, April 8, 2018.
Jul 15 2018

Full-time Associate Generalist Application Deadline

PhDs, Postdocs and non-MBA Masters students finishing their programs in 2019, or medical students, interns, residents or fellows finishing their programs in 2019 or 2020, who are interested in our 2019 full-time opportunities must apply by July 15, 2018. This also includes Experienced Professional JDs who are interested in our 2019 full-time opportunities.
Jul 15 2018

MD Fellowship Application Deadline

Medical students between the 3rd and 4th year of med school who are interested in the MD Fellowship must apply by July 15, 2018.
Oct 07 2018

Full-time New Ventures Application Deadline

Masters and/or PhD students finishing their programs in 2019 or 2020 who are interested in our 2019 full-time and internship opportunities with New Ventures or Advanced Analytics must apply by October 7, 2018. Positions include Expert (industry-specific) Consulting, Software Engineering, Data Science and Data Engineering.

I’m excited that you’re thinking about consulting. As an associate at McKinsey, I’ve been able to apply my favorite parts of my PhD (like problem solving and curiosity) to impactful, real-world problems. I hope you also have a chance to engage your curiosity as you think about your path going forward.

Caitlin Trejo

Ph.D.’15, University of Chicago

Opportunities for Advanced Professional Degree Candidates

Many advanced professional degree candidates join us as an associate or junior associate consultants (positions vary based on office and experience). APD candidates may also consider applying for an associate or business analyst internship position depending on degree or work experience, usually for the summer prior to their penultimate year of their program; timing of internships can vary based on your academic schedule.

Our roles include generalist consulting; practice consulting, focused on a specific function or industry (e.g.,digital, implementation, operations); and New Ventures product and solution development (e.g., data science, solution expert consulting, data engineering).

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