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PHD Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology Educational Psychology specialization

Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online educational psychology degree often pursue careers as professors, educational psychologists, researchers, program administrators or consultants.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Community college
  • Educational consulting firm
  • Government — local, state, federal
  • Health care
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Military
  • Nonprofit organization
  • P–12 public/private school
  • Research organization
  • School district—local or state
  • State department of education
  • Test publisher
  • Training company

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Director of institutional research
  • Educational activities director
  • Educational consultant
  • Educational policy researcher
  • Educational program director
  • Educational psychologist
  • Full-time faculty
  • Instructional consultant
  • Instructor
  • Learning systems manager
  • Program evaluator
  • Psychometrician
  • Researcher
  • Test administrator
  • Test and measurement specialist
  • Test developer
  • Training and development director

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

Doctoral degree graduates

Data from graduates across all doctoral programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

Capella University doctoral graduates report satisfaction with salary, benefits, and responsibilities. Half of the graduates surveyed work in higher education and another 12 percent hold positions in the P–12 environment.


Percentage of respondents who answered "satisfied" or "very satisfied".

Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.

Doctoral graduates report receiving salary increases and getting recognition from employers for their Capella degrees. Around half those surveyed have advanced in their careers and just over a third have presented at a professional conference or worked as a consultant.


Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item.

Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.