Graduate Careers

The UConn Department of Psychological Sciences attracts excellent graduate students each year and provides them with top-quality education and mentorship. As a result, our alumni pursue an exciting array of careers in academia, industry, and beyond. Explore our alumni placements by field and find career development resources for graduate students below.

Alumni Placements

Ph.D. Graduates

The Department surveys alumni of the Ph.D. in psychological sciences each year to collect information about initial and current job placements. We compile survey results in five-year increments to increase the sample size and significance of the findings.

More than 99% of survey respondents* report working at a position related to their degree. They also report currently holding positions in the following areas:


University or college faculty








Government institution



*Ph.D. alumni across all concentrations who graduated between 2003 and 2018, (n=250).

Placements by Concentration

In addition, several of our Ph.D. concentrations collect alumni placements of their graduates:

Career Resources for Graduate Students

Center for Career Development

The Center for Career Development offers resources tailored especially for graduate students and postdocs. The Center also offers:

Job Postings

The Department collects external job opportunities open to Ph.D. students and periodically posts them to the website.