Welcome to the Developmental Psychology Graduate Program at the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Members of our faculty focus on cutting-edge questions regarding mechanisms that underlie social, emotional, cognitive and biological development in infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. We are particularly interested in the ways in which biological and social processes jointly shape development, with important translational implications for improving people’s lives.
The Ph.D. program in Psychology is designed to to provide students with a firm foundation in developmental psychology from an interdisciplinary and multisystem perspective. An important strength of our training program is our close affiliation with the internationally renowned Center for Developmental Science, a multidisciplinary, inter-institutional institute for the advanced study of human development. Learn more about our curriculum, mission and values, and our application process.