Department of Psychology

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities The Experimental Psychology Program at WIU is designed to enhance in students those skills of value to potential employers and doctoral programs. As such, our graduates secure a diverse array of positions in varying work and academic settings.

Doctoral programs. Many students (approximately 50%) continue their education at doctoral programs after completing their Master’s degrees. Below is a list of advanced degree programs where recent graduates from our program have been accepted:

  • Doctoral Program in Social Psychology, University of Georgia
  • Doctoral Program in Social Psychology, Washington University
  • Doctoral Program in Biopsychology, University of Kentucky
  • Doctoral Program in Social Psychology, University of Florida
  • Doctoral Programs in Social Psychology and Neuroscience, Texas A & M University
  • Doctoral Program in Social Psychology, St. Louis University
  • Doctoral Program in Biopsychology, University of Missouri
  • Doctoral Program in Experimental Psychology, Tulane University
  • Doctoral Program in Experimental Psychology, University of Tennessee
  • Doctoral Program in School Psychology, University of Iowa
  • St. Louis University Law School
  • Doctoral Program in Social-Personality Psychology, Wayne State University
  • Doctoral Program in Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Penn State University
  • Doctoral Program in Experimental Psychology, Texas Christian University
  • Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, Pacific University

Master’s-level careers. Students are also successful at attaining a variety of jobs where the skills they learned in graduate school are put to use.Examples of job titles of graduates include:

  • Community College Instructor
  • Adolescent Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Executive Recruiter
  • Human Resources Associate
  • Coordinator of Community Psychiatric Services
  • Institutional Research Analyst
  • Research compliance Specialist >Laboratory Manager