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PhD in Developmental Psychology

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Before Developmental Psychology

Current students' experiences before entering the Developmental Psychology program (N=10).

Undergraduate Degrees in:

  • Biology/Neuroscience 
  • Business Administration 
  • Criminology 
  • Foreign Language (French, German) 
  • Human Development 
  • Psychology

Completed Master's Degrees:

Completed a master’s degree before enrolling in the Developmental Psychology program. 

  • 30% Yes
  • 70% No

Master’s Degrees in:

  • Education 
  • Developmental Psychology 
  • Psychology 

Full-time Job:

Had a full-time job before enrolling in the Development Psychology program. 

  • 60% Yes
  • 40% No


Employment Areas:

Developmental Psychology Students who worked full-time held jobs in the following areas:

  • Brand Consulting 
  • Guest Services 
  • Psychology Research
  • Nonprofit 

Average Age:

  • 25 years old when applying

Meet Student Award Winners

Meet Canan Tugberk

Learn about Canan's work in the Developmental Psychology PhD program around immigrant children & families, and what she does to keep physically and mentally fit!

Meet Our Current Students

Anna Bennet

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Niobe Way

Scott Z. Brauer

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Selcuk Sirin

Elysia Choi

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Selcuk Sirin

Lissete Giménez

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Natalie Brito

Ashley Greaves

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Natalie Brito

Jessica Huancacuri

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Gigliana Melzi

Tessa McNaboe

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Antje von Suchodoletz & Dr. Selcuk Sirin

Paola Montufar Soria

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Gigliana Melzi

Esther (Jieun) Sin

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Selcuk Sirin, Dr. Niobe Way, Dr. Sumie Okazaki

Mackenzie Swirbul

Principal Advisor(s): Dr.Catherine Tamis-Lemonda

Rachel Taffe

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Niobe Way

R. Canan Tugberk

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Selçuk Şirin, Dr.Gigliana Melzi

Sarah Vogel

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Clancy Blair, Dr. Natalie Brito