PhD alumni careers

Graduates of our PhD programs go on to tenure-track positions at higher education institutions across the United States and abroad.

Careers outside of academia

Though most graduates pursue careers in academia, many have applied their knowledge towards developing professions in a variety of industries. Below is a listing of careers from our alumni. View the full list.

Developmental Psychology PhD Alumni

  • Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety Treatment Resources
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Children's Minnesota
  • Manager, Hennepin Healthcare
  • Owner, DeveloPlay, LLC
  • Psychologist, Children's Minnesota
  • Research Director, Pearson
  • Social Science Research Analyst, United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Research Associate, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation
  • School Psychologist, Minneapolis Public Schools
  • Senior Research Scientist, The Nemours Foundation

Curriculum and Instruction PhD Alumni

  • Assistant Principal, Ascension Catholic School
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Aquarian Knowledge
  • Director, RSM US, LLP
  • Senior Project Manager, Apple Inc.
  • Program Officer, U.S. State Department
  • Assistant Superintendent, Bloomington Public Schools
  • Director, St. Louis Park Public Schools
  • Principal, Anoka-Hennepin School District
  • Program Officer, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Educational Policy and Administration PhD Alumni

  • Director of Student Services, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Stolz Consulting
  • Manager, Minnesota Department of Education
  • Director, Korean Educational Development Institute (KEDI)
  • Executive Director, Sabes Jewish Community Center
  • Grants Manager, Ford Foundation
  • Principal, Minneapolis Public Schools

Educational Psychology PhD Alumni

  • Clinical Scientist, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
  • Epidemiologist, 3M Company
  • Licensed Psychologist, Affirmative Counseling and Psychological Services, LLC.
  • Manager, Science Museum of Minnesota
  • Psychologist, Allina Health
  • Senior Clinical Psychologist, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minnesota
  • Advisor, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NIH)
  • Analyst, Minnesota Department of Education
  • Assistant Director, Robbinsdale School District

Family Social Science PhD Alumni

  • Clinical Manager, Paragon Residential Treatment for Youth, LLC
  • Director, Native American Community Clinic
  • Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist, Northwest Relationships
  • Manager, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
  • Psychologist, HealthPartners
  • Consultant, Smithsonian Institution
  • Director, Minnesota Department of Human Services
  • Research Manager, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
  • Research Scientist, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Kinesiology PhD Alumni

  • Clinical Scientist, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
  • Director, Philadelphia Flyers
  • Manager, Mount Sinai Health System, The
  • Research Consultant, Elite Research Institute
  • Physiologist, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NIH)
  • Research Physiologist, US Army Center for Environmental Health Research

Social Work PhD Alumni

  • Assistant Professor, Augsburg University, Minneapolis
  • Assistant Professor, East Carolina University
  • Assistant Professor, Indiana University - Bloomington
  • Chief Editor, Graduate Journal of Social Science
  • Supervising Attorney, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
  • Executive Director, KVC Health Systems, Inc

Work and Human Resource Education PhD Alumni

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Human Care, Inc
  • Editor, Next Level Publishing
  • Research Fellow, Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET)
  • Senior Consultant, Willis Towers Watson
  • Manager, Yinghua Academy