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Graduate Program

Developmental Psychology

Admissions Criteria

Admissions to our program are highly competitive. We typically admit two to four 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 2022 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 (the format of interviews this year is still to be determined). Decisions about admission are made after the interviews.

Faculty Accepting Applications

The following faculty are interested in mentoring new graduate students for the 2022-2023 academic year.