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The University of Maryland Psychology graduates have been successful in many different fields post-graduation, including human services, government, nonprofit, research, and more. Using information from the annual University of Maryland graduation survey, we have compiled details about PSYC majors, such as their post-graduation adventures. 

Use this information as a place to start exploring your career interests. Review additional resources below and on the Feller Center's website. 

Start Exploring Career Titles

Use the sample job and internship titles (mentioned above) to start exploring career paths. The links below provide a short overview of the positions.

Resources: Career Planning 

Explore career path options with these resources:

Skills Developed: PSYC Major

Skills lead to jobs. Which skills do you possess?

  • Assess your skills, abilities, interests, and values and explore how they relate to career options.
  • Skills inventory - get started identifying your unique assets.

Sample list of skills developed in class by Psychology majors:

  • Communication skills
  • Content in psychology
  • Critical thinking
  • Data analysis
  • Interpretation
  • Research methods
  • Scientific approach to solving problems
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Add to your skills with LinkedIn Learning's skill based videos. 

Gain Experience

Internships are a great way to try out an interest, regardless if they are directly related to your major. Employers tend to favor job seekers who have had an internship in the field they are hiring for.

Sample internship sites/title

  • Advocacy Intern, Consumers Union
  • Call Specialist, Mental Health Association
  • Case Manager Intern, Westchester County Dept. of Community Mental Health
  • Clinical Assistant, Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Clinical Experience Intern, KidsPeace
  • Family Justice Intern, Montgomery County Family Justice Center
  • Forensic Psychology Intern, Court Appointed Special Advocates of Washington, DC
  • HR Intern, Human Genome Sciences
  • HR Management Intern, Discovery Communications
  • HR Project Assistant, The Educational Alliance
  • Intern, CoFED
  • Intern, Cornerstone
  • Intern, Montgomery County State Attorney’s Office
  • Intern, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism
  • Intern, Superior Court of the District of Columbia
  • Investigative Intern, DC Public Defender Service
  • Laboratory Technician, United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
  • Media Researcher, Vocus
  • MFP Intern, American Psychological Association
  • Recruitment Intern, Discovery Communications
  • Research Assistant, UMD Child Development Lab
  • Research Assistant, UMD Psychotherapy Clinic & Research Lab
  • Research Intern, Ocean Mammal Institute
  • Therapeutic Riding Intern, MD Therapeutic Riding
  • White House Intern, The White House
  • Learn about more internship sites!

Sample list of opportunities

Start researching your career path of interest to identify the educational requirements. The resources below offer a brief overview of some of the more popular graduate degree programs for our PSYC undergraduates.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

INSTITUTIONS/GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Catholic University of America, Master of Social Work
  • Columbia University, Master of Social Work
  • Drexel University, Nursing
  • Duke University, Physician Assistant
  • George Washington University, Organizational Science,  Medicine, Psychology
  • Georgetown University, Law
  • Georgia State University, Clinical Psychology
  • Howard University, Social Work
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Forensic Psychology
  • Johns Hopkins University, Pathobiology,  Education,  Engineering,  Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Medicine
  • Loyola University Maryland: Clinical Psychology,  Psychology
  • New York University, Social Work,  Mental Health and Counseling
  • Robert Morris University, Human Resources Management
  • Rutgers University, School Counseling
  • Teachers College, Columbia University & Socio-Organizational Psychology and Counseling
  • Temple University, Podiatry
  • The Commonwealth Medical College, Biomedical Science
  • Thomas Jefferson University, Occupational Therapy
  • Towson University, School Psychology
  • University of Maryland, Psychology, Education, Speech/Language Pathology,  Public Health, Public Policy
  • University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine, Medicine
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore: Social Work, Counseling
  • University of Minnesota, Social Work
  • University of Missouri, Psychology
  • University of Pennsylvania, Law
  • University of Pittsburgh, Counseling
  • University of Southern California, Public Policy, Social Work
  • University of Virginia, Medicine

Graduate School Resources: Researching programs:

Learn about the licensing process:

Application tips:

PSYC Internship Directory with UMD campus photo in the background

This is a directory of internship sites that provide great industry experience for Psychology Majors. They are sorted by subfield in the tabs at the top of this page. Make an advising appointment with Steve Young, Psychology Advisor, for more information.

Build Connections

After researching career paths, consider talking with people working in your field of interest to gain inside information. The links below provide sample events where you may be able to meet professionals in your field of interest. Use these opportunities to learn more about your field of interest, establish new networking contacts, and informational interviews.

Consider reviewing state and national psychology related associations to access career path information and even attend association sponsored events to network with professionals in your field of interest.