Graduate training in our department leads to many career paths in both academic and non-academic settings. These involve some variety of research, teaching, clinical work, and the dissemination of knowledge about your subject area. Our program emphasizes particular training features within the specific specializations, while encouraging you to work across these subject areas to gain a broad understanding of the significance of emerging discoveries in the field of psychology today.
A record of success
Our doctoral graduates have an impressive record of job placement, both immediately after graduation when the majority accept postdoctoral positions and also two to three years after graduation where many are in prestigious positions in academia, industry, and clinics.
Post-doc placement locations
Our 2008-2017 academic post-doc placements include California Institute of Technology, Princeton, UC-Davis, Penn State, Carnegie-Mellon, Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, Brown University, Vanderbilt University, University of Virginia, Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Northwestern, University of Washington, and University of Chicago.
Notable job placements
Director of Special Workshops, American Institute of Mathematics
Palo Alto, California
Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corporation
Clinical Neuropsychologist, Healthcare System
Psychology Instructor, Department of Psychiatry
HMS Psychiatry-MGH Revere Healthcare Center, Harvard Medical School
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Cognitive Scientist, Environmental Laboratory, US Army Core of Engineers
Neurophysiologist, Safe Passage Neuromonitoring
Chief Behavioral Science Officer, Cogito Corp.
Medical Science Liaison, Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Research Health Scientist, Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry,
Boston VA Research Institute
Cognitive Data Scientist & Software Engineer, Narrative Science
Research Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability, University of Washington
Director, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Center for Psychological & Behavioral Science
Director of Research and Evaluation, Tulsa Public Schools
Senior Data Scientist, Ceridian Canada
Machine Learning Engineer, Calabrio, Inc. and
Research Engineer at Thomson Reuters
Senior User Experience Researcher, Bose Corporation
Biomedical Data Analyst, Sleep Q Labs
Faculty positions at Indiana University School of Medicine, Ohio State University, University of Chicago, California State University, University of Dayton, University of Toronto, Northwestern University, Xavier University, University of Iowa, Rutgers University, DePauw University, Vassar College, University of Connecticut, Pomona College, Drew University, Florida State University, Arizona State University, Trinity College, and Loyola University-Chicago.