Psychological Research Career Paths
If students want to jump right into the workforce, the median salary for psychologists in research positions with a master’s degree is $63,500 nationwide as of Oct. 1,2020 (The American Psychological Association). The salaries currently range due to placements based on skill level, location and years of experience.
Alumni are currently employed at these companies:
If students want to pursue a Ph.D., faculty will prepare them for their next step in their education. Listed are just a few doctoral programs our students have been accepted into:
What our alumni have to say about this program:
“I would definitely say that the MAPR program facilitated tremendous growth in my research and academic skills. Specifically, I have gained the necessary experience to conduct clinical science, and therefore, I feel well-equipped to continue on to pursue a doctorate in Clinical Psychology.”-Christina Logan
“The MAPR program helped prepare me for a doctoral program in Social Psychology. My faculty mentor provided me with opportunities to engage in many research opportunities. I was able to present at conferences, conduct qualitative and quantitative data analysis, contribute to manuscripts, and even co-author a book chapter. My mentor also fostered research creativity by letting my conduct an original study for my Master’s thesis. These experiences honed my research skills and helped me further elucidate my research interests. In addition, other faculty in the department helped prepare me by creating engaging and challenging courses, providing opportunities to lead lab sections, and providing rigorous, constructive writing critiques. The faculty in the MAPR program have helped develop skills—critical thinking, reading, teaching, writing—that are essential for doctoral programs.” -Becca Howard
To view all alumni and see their journey: MAPR Alumni Page