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What kind of work can I do when I complete my Ph.D.?

Graduates from our Program will be able to hold a variety of positions. Since our Program is part of the social psychology division of the Psychology Department, they will have the knowledge and skills to hold a faculty position in social psychology, and through their research and teaching hopefully expand the boundaries of social psychology. They may pursue faculty positions in allied disciplines and interdisciplinary programs, such as in the areas of conflict resolution, peace, and public policy. Graduates may also chose to work in a range of applied settings; for example, graduates would be prepared to work for international organizations involved in violence and peace-building like the United Nations, non-governmental organizations and relevant government agencies. They will also be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate programs and conduct interventions in the field of conflict resolution