Welcome to the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology!
We are one of the world’s leading centers for research on child development, educational psychology, and cutting-edge psychometric and statistical methods. Our mission is to advance knowledge and practice in these areas of study through innovative teaching and research. The department’s graduate programs prepare students for careers in academic and non-academic environments, including research and industry settings. We also offer unique undergraduate programs, including a dual-certification major in early childhood/early childhood special education and a major and a minor in human development. Our program offers exciting courses on topics such as how children learn, prosocial behavior and moral development, socio-cultural contexts of development, educational neuroscience, and sophisticated approaches to data analysis.
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Within the division of Human Development, the Developmental Sciences specialization is designed to train students in the areas of social, cognitive, emotional, and biological aspects of human development. This specialization involves intensive research apprenticeships with faculty mentors, coursework in core courses and advanced seminars, and exposure to leaders in Developmental Science through the colloquia and professional development.
The Educational Psychology Specialization is a nationally-ranked and internationally-recognized program of study in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. The goal of the Educational Psychology specialization is to train students in the processes involved in learning across the life span and competent functioning in educational settings. Based on a mentorship model, students work closely with faculty on research and scholarship.
We offer graduate programs in Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation that train future professionals in these areas and lead to both the Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.
We offer graduate programs in Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation that train future professionals in these areas and lead to both the Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. Our programs are widely recognized as being among the best programs in the country, with exceptional students trained by faculty who are respected leaders within their specialties.