Graduate Training


Very friendly environment with lots of opportunities for collaboration.

  – Andres Bustamante, Graduate of Developmental Program
Assistant Professor, University of California Irvine School of Education

  •  The Developmental Program trains doctoral students for productive careers in teaching and research—both inside and outside of the academy.
  • The program provides a solid foundation in basic developmental science and the real-world application of research findings.
  • Student engagement in mentored research is the basis of training.
  • Brown bag meetings provide students with additional opportunities for collaboration and productivity.
  • Students in our graduate program typically receive full tuition remission and a research assistantship stipend.
  • The program has a strong track record of assisting students in obtaining highly competitive graduate fellowships that support professional development.
  • Faculty and students are publishing in Developmental Science, Plos One, Molecular Autism, Child Development, Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, Early Education and Development, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. American Journal of Psychiatry, Nature communications.
  • Student offices are located in the Department's Flipse Building, which houses the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and contains classroom and laboratory space.
  • All students gain experience in teaching an undergraduate psychology course.