Developmental Psychology


Admissions to our program are highly competitive. We typically admit 2 to 4 students per year. Evaluation of applications are based on grade point average, the degree of fit between the student and faculty interests, GREs, research and academic experiences, letters of recommendation, and personal statements. Close correspondence between student and faculty research interests is one of the major criteria for admission. In addition, students typically have multiple research experiences and: (a) a grade point average of 3.5 (typically in the psychology major) or higher, (b) GRE quantitative and verbal scores around or above 600, (c) GRE analytic scores of around 5.0 or higher. However, it is important to note here that we do not adhere to any cut offs in evaluating grade point average or GRE scores. Because we consider the application as a whole, applicants who are admitted to our program do vary in their GPA and GRE scores.

Applications for the developmental psychology program are due December 15. Following review of the applications, a small number of applicants are invited to attend a two-day interview in February. Phone interviews can be arranged for applicants who are unable to attend the interview. Decisions about admission are made after the interviews.