Careers in Prevention Science

Students with a doctoral degree in Prevention Science are well qualified for a range of positions in a number of professional settings. Graduates can work as:

  • Program evaluators, research analysts, and administrators in government; for private research institutions (e.g., Rand Corporation), social service agencies, and consulting firms.
  • Foundation program officers and grant evaluators.
  • Tenure-track faculty members in departments of child development, communication, developmental psychology, educational psychology, family studies, human development, public health, nursing, sociology, and social work.
  • Research associates and program coordinators for grant funded projects.
  • Other university positions such as extension faculty.

Prevention Science Job and Training Resources