Who we are

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.

3942 Campus Drive
Benjamin Building (143), Suite 3304

College Park, MD 20742-1131
p: (301) 405-2827
f: (301) 405-2891