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Top Employers

Top employers of Chapman graduates from this program include: Kaiser Permanente, US Airforce, US Army, US Navy, US Veterans Affairs, Higher education institutions (Chapman University, Brandman University...) School Districts (Irvine, San Diego, Placentia-Yorba Linda, Tustin, Saddleback Valley, Moreno Valley, Long Beach...)

Career Paths

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+ - Non-Traditional Psychology Careers

+ - Industries

A degree in Psychology provides applicable skills to leverage across many positions and industries. However, here are some of the most common industries for Psychology program graduates:

  • Mental Health & Psychological Services
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Research
  • Non-Profit
  • Business
  • Sports & Entertainment

Next Steps after your Bachelor's

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+ - Early Career Opportunities

A Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology provides a critical set of skills that can be utilized across various positions and industries.

With a bachelor’s degree, entry-level full-time roles will often include support to mental health professionals rather than providing actual treatment of advanced psychological services.

If entering the field of psychology, some students find that a graduate degree may be required to obtain their career goals.

+ - Continuing Your Education

Popular Certifications

While each program in graduate degrees will often have their own board and licensure exams, there are a few certifications that are popular in addition to earning a bachelor or graduate degree.

Popular Master’s Degree areas

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology (MA or MS)
    • Most schools will have an emphasis, such as clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, sport psychology, industrial-organizational psychology, and much more (Check out  Chapman's Ed.S in School Psychology and MA School Counseling programs)
  • Master of Arts, Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT) (Check out Chapman's MFT program)
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW)
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH)
  • Education Specialist (Ed.S)

Popular Doctorate Degree areas

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Psychology or similar field
    • Like master’s degrees, there will typically always be a specific area of study of emphasis
  • Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D)
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
    • Some who study psychology go on to medical school to become a medical doctor, who oftentimes will specialize in Psychiatry or another similar field.


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