Human Development, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Doctoral students are required to complete 72 credits, including 12 credits of EDHD899. Students can specialize in either Educational Psychology or Developmental Science, and must complete an Independent Empirical Research Project as well as The Doctoral Comprehensive Knowledge Portfolio.
The Ph.D. degree requires 72 hours of credit which includes 12 dissertation credits. Courses in biological, social, and cognitive development and in intermediate statistics and research methods are required. Students also receive credit for research experiences. Slight modifications of these requirements characterize the Specializations in Educational Psychology and Developmental Sciences. Students are also required to complete a comprehensive examination portfolio prior to advancement to candidacy.
Please note, the curriculum below is for students admitted in Spring 2019 or later.
|EDMS651||General Linear Models II||3|
|EDHD780||Research Methods in Human Development||3|
|EDHD888||Apprenticeship in Human Development Research||12|
|EDMS646||General Linear Models I||3|
|EDHD720||Social Development and Socialization Processes||3|
|EDHD721||Cognitive Development and Learning: An Introduction||3|
|EDHD775||Human Development and Neuroscience||3|
|Dissertation Research Requirement|
|EDHD899||Doctoral Dissertation Research||12|
|Select one of the specializations below||27|
|Advanced Educational Psychology|
|The Development of Achievement Motivation|
|Theoretical Foundations of Human Development|
|Seminar for the Center for Children, Relationships, and Culture|