After Dartmouth

Our PhD graduates obtain postdoctoral fellowships in top laboratories at major research institutions or move straight to faculty positions. We are the second-ranked program in the country for the proportion of doctoral students who have gone on to obtain faculty positions.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Laboratories at major research institutions

  • Max Planck Institute
  • Harvard University
  • MIT
  • Princeton University
  • Boston University
  • Cornell/Sackler Institute
  • NYU
  • Columbia University
  • Yale University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of California Santa Barbara
  • Michigan State University

Academic Positions

Faculty positions

  • Harvard University
  • Columbia University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Virginia
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • University of Nevada
  • Dartmouth Medical School
  • Tulane University
  • University of California Santa Barbara
  • Radboud University Nijmegen
  • George Washington University

Published articles

Major journals

  • Nature Neuroscience
  • Cerebral Cortex
  • Journal of Neuroscience
  • Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Psychological Science
  • Hippocampus
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Consciousness & Cognition
  • Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
  • PNAS
  • Trends in Cognitive Science
  • Annual Review of Neuroscience
  • Journal of Personality & Social Psychology

NRC Statistics

2010 National Research Council Assessment of Doctoral Programs in Psychology

  • 50% of graduates successfully obtain faculty position at academic institutions (average is 29%)
  • 44% of first year students have earned external fellowships (average is 9%)
  • 78% of department faculty members have extramural research grants (average is 55%)
  • Top psychology PhD program in Student Outcomes & Support