Required Developmental Coursework

In addition to general course requirements listed in the Graduate Bulletin and the Departmental General Requirements Document, the Developmental Program requires the following courses:

  • Concepts and Methods in Development (PSY 60200)
  • Cognitive Development (PSY 60250)
  • Socioemotional Development (PSY 60260)
  • Developmental Psychopathology (PSY 60282)

Students will also complete the 2-semester Quantitative Methods (PSY 60100 and PSY 60101) sequence during their first year of study. The program encourages students to complete either Psychological Measurement (PSY 60121) or Advanced Research Methods (PSY 60161).

Concepts and Methods in Development meets the department requirement for a psychological measurement or advanced methods course. The program encourages students to take additional quantitative courses during their residence, and to sign up for research credits (regular, thesis, and dissertation) each semester.

Seminars. The Department encourages students to take elective seminars that complement or enhance their specializations.

Students are also encouraged to take the Teaching seminar.

Developmental Program Requirements (PDF)