Students with a doctoral degree in Prevention Science are well qualified for a range of positions in a number of professional settings. Graduates can work as:
- Program evaluators, research analysts, and administrators in government; for private research institutions (e.g., Rand Corporation), social service agencies, and consulting firms.
- Foundation program officers and grant evaluators.
- Tenure-track faculty members in departments of child development, communication, developmental psychology, educational psychology, family studies, human development, public health, nursing, sociology, and social work.
- Research associates and program coordinators for grant funded projects.
- Other university positions such as extension faculty.