Careers with a Doctor of Philosophy in Family Science

Graduates of our doctoral program in Family Science have obtained excellent positions in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. Our Department's Preparing Future Faculty and Family Professionals Program provides students with the information and skills they need to be successful faculty members and post doctoral fellows. Our Ph.D. program also prepares graduates to hold high-level administrative positions in government, family policy organizations, consulting firms, and businesses that address family issues.

Job titles of recent graduates include:

  • Assistant professor, research university
  • Undergraduate program coordinator, research university
  • Assistant professor and department chair, liberal arts college
  • Associate director, Office on AIDS, American Psychological Association
  • Research associate, Government Accounting Office
  • Research associate, non-profit family research agency
  • Family policy analyst
  • Social services/parent education consultant
  • Cooperative Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
  • Research director, national planned living community
  • Program evaluator
  • Marriage and family therapist