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PhD in Psychology and Social Intervention Alumni


The Psychology and Social Intervention program trains social scientists to work in a variety of settings to understand the experiences of people in the contexts and systems in which they develop across the lifespan and transform and improve these contexts and systems.

Our program prepares students for diverse roles in academia and applied research. In the academic arena, our students are well-positioned for jobs in psychology, human development, education, public health and public policy. In the area of applied research, students are prepared to obtain positions in research organizations, policy institutes, social service agencies, community-based organizations and advocacy.

Our rigorous theoretical and empirical training positions our students extremely well to respond to the ever-increasing demand for evidenced-based prevention and intervention strategies in health, education, and social services.


The data below depicts job placement information for students who graduated in the NYU Psychology and Social Intervention PhD Program within the past five years.

(N= 12 Graduates)

 66% Researchers                      25 % Education and Early Learning                 8% Professors

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