Applications received by December 1 will be given preferential status for financial support (Departmental and University fellowships, teaching assistantships and research assistantships); applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed for admission until February 1.

  • Designate “Concentration” in the online application as “Developmental Psychology.”
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to designate a “preferred faculty advisor” whose research interests match those of the applicant.

RequirementsDr. Coppola

Requirements for admission include basic courses in statistics, general psychology and experimental psychology. Students with a GPA of less than 3.4 in psychology courses are unlikely to be admitted. Applicants must present scores from the General Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and it is recommended that they also present a score from the GRE Subject Test in Psychology. These scores should be sent directly to the Graduate School.

Detailed information regarding application requirements can be found on the department’s prospective graduate student webpage.

Contact prospective advisor(s)

It is highly recommended that prospective applicants contact present faculty members in order to obtain more information (e.g., to inquire whether that faculty member is seeking new students). In some cases, faculty members have indicated whether they wish to admit students on their individual webpages on this website; this information may not be current.

Financial Aid

Financial support includes teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and fellowships. All assistantships include a stipend, full tuition waiver and medical/dental  health benefits.