At A Glance: The Developmental Division

For full details, please see the division’s handbook.


Required Courses

Required: 5 of these 7 Courses by degree end**

* PSYC 5410 Advanced Developmental Psychology
PSYC 5420 Cognitive Development
PSYC 5425 Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
PSYC 5440 Development of Language
PSYC 5450 Infancy & the Effects of Early Experience
PSYC 5460 Social & Personality Development
* PSYC 5470 Developmental Systems

* All students must take either PSYC 5410 or 5470.
**A “developmental related course” from another division/department can substitute for one of these courses (other than PSYC 5410 or 5470), as per list of pre-approved courses or by permission of Developmental faculty.

Pre-Master’s

PSYC 5104 Analysis of Experiments
PSYC 5105 Quantitative Methods in Behavioral Science (Psyc)
* PSYC 5400 Research Seminar in Developmental Psychology
* PSYC 5499 Research Team, Developmental Psychology – Advisor (S/U)
* PSYC 5800/5801 Research in Psychology – Advisor
GRAD 5950 Master’s Thesis Research – (S/U)
GRAD 5960 Full-Time Master’s Research

* To be taken each semester

Post-Master’s

* PSYC 5400 Research Seminar in Developmental Psychology
* PSYC 5499 Research Team, Developmental Psychology – Advisor (S/U)
* PSYC 5800/5801 Research in Psychology – Advisor
GRAD 6950 Doctoral Dissertation Research – (S/U)
GRAD 6960 Full-Time Doctoral Research

* To be taken each semester

Degree Milestones

Master’s Defense

  • Ideally, the defense will occur between the 4th semester (Spring 2nd year) and the end of the 5th semester (Fall 3rd year)

Prelim Proposal & Examination

  • Process may begin after Feb. 1 of the 3rd year (6th semester) & must be completed by Sept. 15 of the 4th year (7th semester)
  • Examination occurs at least 2 months after proposal is approved

Dissertation Prospectus

  • At least 1 semester before anticipated defense date

Dissertation Defense

  • Sometime between the end of the 4th and 5th year (8th to 10th semester)

Please also see the full Master’s and PhD requirements list in the brochure.

The Graduate Student in Psychology Handbook can be referred to for any questions on policies or rules.

Resources

Special Funding Sources

  • The IGERT Training Program
  • The Witryol Fellowship
    • Generously provided by the founder of the division, Dr. Sam Witryol, this $500 fellowship can be applied for twice within the duration of the student’s program. This fellowship is for specific research projects.

Outside Resources


 For full details beyond what is listed on this page, please see the division’s handbook.