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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.

PhD in Psychology Degree Program Graduates

Data from graduates of the PhD in Psychology degree program have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

The skills and knowledge have been immediately applicable to my career 57%My degree has positioned me to achieve my professional ambitions 64%Capellas competency based curriculum has prepared me for the needs of my profession 43%

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or "agree."
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.

Made a significant contribution to my profession 31%Successfully changed jobs and-or careers 16%Assumed leadership responsibilities 23%Received a salary increase 27%Received a promotion 22%

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 Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.