Developmental Psychology

Applying to the Developmental Psychology Program

Application Requirements
  • BA degree and/or MA in Psychology, Human Development, or a related field;
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE);
  • Official transcripts sent from each college you attended;
  • An admissions application from NYU's Steinhardt School of Education;
  • Statement of Purpose, including research interests, and description of future goals;
  • Applicants should have at least one year of supervised research experience focusing on infants, children, adolescents, or young adults.

While all application materials are evaluated, serious consideration is given to applicants who have GRE scores at or above the 50th percentile in both verbal and quantitative reasoning. 

Application Process

The Doctor of Philosophy program in Developmental Psychology offers admission once a year. For best consideration, application materials must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions by December 1 (Fall admission only).

*Please note that February 9, 2018, is the date for admissions interviews for prospective doctoral students for the programs in Counseling Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Psychology and Social Intervention. Applicants who will be invited for an interview will be contacted by a department representative in advance of that date.

For more application requirements, deadlines, and detailed information on how to apply visit the Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology Graduate Application Guide.

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