What You Can Do with Your Psychology Degree

  • ADVISOR WITH AN OPEN DOOR: Sultan Magruder '12, now a doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at Oklahoma State University, describes his IUP advisor, professor John Mills, as a mentor and friend who helped him find the direction for his research.

    Develop the skills that you can apply to the career of your choice

    Whether you want to be a counselor or therapist, conduct research, or just want to have the critical thinking skills that will give you a competitive advantage in corporate America, we offer our psychology majors the training, options, and guidance necessary to pursue their dreams—and some help in interpreting them as well.


    With a BA in Psychology from IUP, you have the flexibility to choose careers in:

    • Survey research
    • Human resources and personnel
    • Program evaluation
    • Children and youth case management
    • Crisis management
    • Mental health
    • Recreation
    • Funeral services
    • Social work
    • Advertising

    Path to higher degrees

    With a BA or BS in Psychology from IUP, you can pursue these higher degrees:

    • MA in Psychology
    • MS in Psychology

    With an BA, BS, MS, or MA in Psychology, you can pursue a:

    Our psychology graduates also attend graduate programs in related fields such as educational psychology, neuroscience, and social work.