Careers

Psychology is a unique science because it is applicable to such a large range of career paths. Students who graduate from the psychology department follow more career options than students from any other science department. Be sure to watch the short videos from some of our seniors, sharing their career plans and experiences in the psychology department.


Below are some of the many careers that previous Princeton psychology graduates have pursued.

Clinical Psychology

An advanced degree in clinical psychology (Ph.D./Psy.D.) can offer exciting and diverse career options. A graduate degree in clinical psychology can prepare you for a career in providing therapy, engaging in clinical research, and/or teaching. Doctoral training in clinical psychology emphasizes a number of major skill areas including therapy, assessment, research, consultation, and supervision.  

Our program fulfills the requirements for clinical psychology graduate schools. Recommended courses for psychology concentrators interested in pursuing an advanced degree in clinical psychology include Statistics, Research Methods, and Psychopathology. Direct experience with psychology research is also highly recommended.  Any questions about pursuing advanced training in clinical psychology can be directed to Megan Spokas, Ph.D., mspokas@princeton.edu.

Medicine

A psychology degree from Princeton can fulfill the entrance requirements for medical school.

Neuroscience

Although Princeton University also offers a neuroscience concentration, many students who graduate with a psychology degree pursue neuroscience in their graduate studies. For those interested in combining psychology and neuroscience, see the information on Certificate Programs.

Other Career Options

  • Law
  • Teaching
  • Data Science
  • Public Policy
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Information Technology
  • Behavioral Science
  • Philosophy
  • Arts (some of our students have even pursued music, art, dance, or acting and found that specific knowledge of human psychology, with a psychology degree in hand, opened opportunities in their careers)

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