Department ofPsychology

What have some of our recent graduates done with their degrees in Psychology?

PLU Psychology Alumni found employment as:

  • Live-in assistant at L'Arche Tahoma Hope, a member of the International Federation of L'Arche
  • Youth counselor at agency working with foster teens
  • Team leader for Americorp
  • Insurance claims adjuster
  • Outcome evaluation research for a community college
  • Organic farmer
  • Rep for financial services company
  • Psychometrician at a VA hospital
  • Professional jazz musician
  • Development Office at the Museum of Glass
  • Child study & treatment center counselor at state psychiatric hospital
  • Research Coordinator at the University of Washington
  • Manager, DSHS, Clover Park Vocational Education School
  • Research Project Director, Madigan Army Hospital
  • Behavioral Interventionist for children with autism
  • Behavioral analyst and school counselor
  • Peace Corps volunteer
  • Digital marketing agency
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Firefighter
  • Research assistant, Microsoft

PLU Psychology Alumni have attended Graduate School

 Master's programs in:

  •  Counseling, University of San Diego
  • Developmental Psychology, San Francisco State University
  • Educational Policy, University of Washington
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychology, San Francisco State University; University of Idaho
  • Marriage and Family Therapy, PLU
  • Mental Health Counseling, Antioch University Seattle; Central Washington University
  • Organizational Psychology, Claremont Graduate University
  • Philosophy, University of Oregon
  • Physical Therapy, University of Puget Sound
  • Public Health, Tulane University
  • Public Administration, Seattle University
  • School Psychology, Lewis & Clark University
  • Social Work, Arizona State University; Boston University; Columbia University; Portland State University; University of Denver; University of Washington Seattle; University of Washington Tacoma
  • Sociology, Washington State University

Ph.D. programs in:

  • Clinical psychology, Arizona State University; Colorado State University; Pacific Graduate School of Psychology
  • Cognitive neuropsychology, Baylor University
  • Cognitive psychology, Arizona State University; Claremont Graduate University; Florida State University
  • Developmental Psychology, Idaho State University; University of Washington Seattle
  • Industrial-Organization Psychology, Seattle Pacific University
  • Linguistics, University of South Carolina
  • Research & Evaluation Methodology, Utah State University
  • Sociology, University of California Riverside; University of Colorado Boulder

 Other graduate degrees:

  • Law school, Seattle University
  • Medical school, University of Washington Seattle