Developmental Psychology

Admissions Criteria

Admissions to our program are highly competitive. We typically admit two students per year.

Evaluation of applications are based on:

  • Degree of fit between student and faculty interests
  • Extent and nature of previous research and academic experiences
  • Personal statements
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample
  • GPA and GRE scores (GRE scores are not required for the Fall 2023 admissions cycle)

We consider each application as a whole. Close correspondence between student and faculty research interests is one of the most important criteria for admission. We do not adhere to specific cut-offs in GPA or GRE scores.

Applications for the developmental psychology program are due December 1.* Following review of the applications, a small number of applicants are invited for an interview in February. Interviews for Fall 2023 admission will be conducted online via Zoom. Decisions about admission are made after the interviews.

*Please note that the Developmental Psychology program application has reopened and will be due March 31, 2023. We are specifically looking for applicants with interests in the development of social group cognition and/or moral reasoning to work with incoming faculty member Dr. Isobel Heck. Apply now!

Faculty Accepting Applications

The following faculty are interested in mentoring new graduate students for the 2023-2024 academic year.