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Graduate Student Careers

Graduates of the University of Utah Human Development and Social Policy Program choose to go on to a wide variety of programs for their Ph.D or choose to work directly after the degree. Graduate students who go on to jobs after the degree often work in governmental, education, or non-profit sectors. Our graduate students have been accepted into programs in education, health, sociology, human development and family studies, marketing, social work, and psychology.

Employment held by our graduates:

Co-Director Child and Family Development Center
International Service & Development Director Youthlinc
Statistician Bureau of Census
Developmental Screening Coordinator Department of Health
Corporate Controller Goode Family Dental
Research Consultant Divison of Services for People with Disabilites, Department of Human Services
Research Assistant Montana Academy (a therapeutic boarding school)
Writer and Video Producer Waterford Research Institute
Small Business Owner Anderson Consulting, LLC
Senior Research Analyst Utah Cancer Registry
Professor of Psychology & Family Studies Arizona Western College
Bankruptcy Prevention Area Agent Extension Assistant Professor, Utah State University
Case Worker Department of Child and Family Services, State of Utah
Research Coordinator Utah Issues
Assistant Planning Tech Municipality of Anchorage Planning Department, Alaska
Therapist Valley Mental Health
Financial Auditor State of Connecticut
Special Projects Coordinator Ogden Department of Community Development
Computer Professional Huntsman Cancer Institute
Assistant Professor Public Health 
  Utah State University
  University of Victoria
Director Community Action Program, Head Start
  Resource for Genetic and Epidemiological Research, U. of Utah
  Hal J. Schultz Headstart Program, Salt Lake City, Utah
  The Children Justice Center, St. George
Research Analyst Utah Birth Defect Network, Department of Pediatric Genetics, U. of Utah
  Department of Family and Preventative Medicine, U. of Utah
  Utah Department of Health
  Department of Health, State of Utah
Research Associate LDS Hospital
  Notre Dame University
Instructor Department of Family and Consumer Studies
  Salt Lake Community College

Ph.D. Programs Our Graduates Attended:

Psychology Washington State University
Consumer Sciences The Ohio State University
Social Work University of Utah
Marriage, Family, & Human Development Brigham Young Univeristy
Consumer Sciences University of Wisconsin-Madison
Developmental Psychology University of Illinois
Policy Analysis Cornell University
Business Administration University of British Columbia
Child & Family Ecology Michigan State University
Epidemiology University of Utah
Marketing University of Utah
Sociology University of Utah
Family Policy Iowa State University
Last Updated: 3/25/21