Graduates of the Applied Developmental MA program have gone on to doctoral programs in developmental psychology or related fields (about 50%) or they are employed in private research firms (e.g., Caliber Associates, ICF International, Westat, American Institutes for Research), in settings that provide services to children and families (e.g., Children's Hospital Center for Child Development, Institute for Family-Centered Services, Multicultural Human Services, Northern Virginia Training Center, Foster Care Family Network, Child Life Specialist), in a research setting at a university (e.g., Medical University of South Carolina), or in schools systems (e.g., Fairfax County Public Schools After School Child Care).

Graduates of the Applied Developmental Ph.D. program have gone on to faculty or post-doctoral positions (about 40%) at universities (e.g., Temple, Florida International University, Arizona State, Duquesne, Moravian). Other Ph.D. graduates work as School Psychologists in school systems, or are employed in applied research settings (e.g., National Child Care Information Center, Center for Applied Linguistics, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development), or in corporate settings (e.g., AOL, Parenting Playgroups, Inc), or in government, policy, or advocacy positions (e.g., U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Academies of Science, PBS).


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