Students are admitted each fall semester. The application deadline for Fall 2018 admission is December 1st, 2017. Applications are welcomed from students with Bachelor's or Master's degrees. In selecting students for the graduate program in Lifespan Developmental Psychology, both traditional academic qualifications and relevant research-related experiences are considered, along with the match between the applicant's research interests and those of the faculty. Admitted students can expect to receive funding in the form of teaching or research assistantships, with levels of support and benefits generally typical of those offered among doctoral level psychology programs. Some students may also qualify for special Graduate School supplements.
Should I Apply?
Students are admitted who are strong academically, show an aptitude for research, and whose interests match well with the interests of a program faculty member. Students who are particularly interested in working with a specific faculty member are encouraged to contact that faculty member. Students whose interests do not coincide with the foci of the developmental program will generally not be considered for admission.
Several items are required before an application is complete. These include the Graduate School application, a personal statement applicable to the program in which you are interested, transcripts of all previous academic work and three letters of recommendation. Scores on the General GRE must be provided. The Psychology Subject Test is recommended, but is not required. The TOEFL is required for most international students. More specific details on what is needed, where to obtain the appropriate forms and/or how to submit required information is available in the graduate section of the department website.