Program and Admissions Information
The graduate program in Developmental Psychology at UNL focuses on exploring the conditions of children's lives in which development unfolds. Faculty are not only experts in fundamental processes related to infant-parent attachment, cognitive and social development in childhood and adolescence, and moral development, but are also committed to integrating their knowledge with public policy issues concerning child maltreatment and adolescent risk-taking, cultural processes related to morality and self, and the educational contexts of human development. This research-oriented, multidisciplinary program is a collaborative effort with Developmental faculty in the Psychology Department of Educational Psychology at Teachers College.
Students in the UNL Developmental Psychology program have the option of obtaining an Masters degree enroute to the Ph.D.; students are admitted to the graduate program only if they plan to obtain a Ph.D. degree. The UNL Psychology Department does not offer a terminal Masters.
Prerequisites for Admission to the Ph. D. Program:
- An undergraduate degree in psychology is not required but applicants must provide documentation of basic knowledge and understanding of psychology (e.g., the GRE Subject Test, a list of psychology courses taken).
- Three letters of recommendation.
- GRE exam scores.
To request an application, please contact: Becki Barnes, Admissions Secretary
For specific program information, please contact: Dr. Marcela Raffaelli, Program Chair
Application deadline: JANUARY 15
Please click here for a complete list of application materials.
Financial information: A number of graduate assistantships are available to both first-year and advanced graduate students. Assistantships require 15-18 hours of work per week and assistants may carry up to 12 hours of coursework per semester, and up to 6 hours in the summer. A limited number of fellowships and financial awards are also available.Minority Group and Special Circumstance Students: The in the Psychology Department is committed to recruiting a diverse graduate student body, and has formed the Sarata Diversity Enhancement Committee to work toward fulfilling this commitment. Students of minority racial backgrounds, students who are physically challenged, or students who view their circumstances as atypically challenged are especially encouraged to apply.