Welcome to the Developmental Psychology Graduate Program at the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC as well as our Developmental Psychology Program are among the top in the nation.
We provide comprehensive doctoral training in theory, methods, and empirical study of the mechanisms that underlie social, emotional, cognitive and biological development. Faculty research specialties include culture, race, and ethnicity; family, school, and peer influences; and neurobiological bases of health and development.
The Developmental Program maintains a flexible curriculum, understanding that each student’s preparation is unique. We offer dual-program studies with other programs in the Department (i.e., Social, Cognitive, Quantitative, Clinical, and Behavioral Integrative Neuroscience), and we have close affiliations with the Center for Developmental Science and the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Learn more about our curriculum, mission and values, and our application process.