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Potential Careers

A Ph.D. in applied psychological and prevention science equips graduates with the theoretical and methodological skills to design, implement and evaluate the success of intervention, prevention and health-promotion programs. Graduates holding the Ph.D. in APPS will be well equipped for careers in many fields beyond the traditional academic tenure-track professor. Examples of potential positions include:

  • Academic Research Administrator
  • Acquisitions Editor
  • Science Writer
  • Cognitive and I/O Psychologist in the Technology Industry
  • Design Psychologist¬†
  • Engineering Psychology in Research and Development
  • Executive Search Consultant
  • Experimental Psychologist in a Behavioral Science Research Firm
  • Expert Witness in Employment Discrimination Cases or Child Maltreatment
  • Federal Regulatory Officer for Protection of Human Subjects
  • Forensic Psychologist in the FBI
  • Foundation Executive
  • Highway Safety Research Analyst
  • Human Factors Expert
  • Human Factors Psychologist in Aviation
  • Human Resources Research Organization
  • Human-computer Interface Designer
  • International Market Research Consultant
  • Lecturer/Assistant Professor
  • Market Research Consultant
  • Medical Error Consultant
  • NASA Research Psychologist
  • Organizational Development Consultant
  • Police Psychology in the Federal Government
  • Policy Advisor
  • Policy Analyst
  • Policy Scientist as an Independent Consultant
  • Policy Scientist for a Federal Agency
  • Post-doctoral Researcher
  • Project Director
  • Research Analyst
  • Research Director for a Non-Profit Organization
  • Research Psychologist in a Medical School
  • Research Psychologist at Microsoft
  • Risk Assessment Analyst
  • Science Museum Education and Research Specialist
  • Social Psychologist in Rehabilitation Technology
  • Social Science Analyst in the Public Sector
  • Statistical and Methodological Consultant
  • Trial Consultant