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 are training the next generation of academic leaders and scientists in the field of developmental science. Our comprehensive training is designed to form scientists, policy-makers, and scientifically-informed professionals who will work toward positive change in the lives of infants, children, adolescents, and families from diverse backgrounds. 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 have close affiliations with the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and the Carolina Consortium on Human Development. We offer dual-program studies with other programs in the Department (i.e., Social, Cognitive, Quantitative, Clinical, and Behavioral Integrative Neuroscience), and closely collaborate with these programs. Students in the Developmental Program can work with several faculty members whose primary appointments are in other programs. Click here to see our faculty. Learn more about our curriculum, mission and values, and our application process.