Prospective Sudents


Graduate Students

Dr. Ramani is currently accepting graduate students for Fall 2020.

Students interested in pursuing a Master's or Doctoral degree, should apply to the Human Development program within the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology.

The Human Development Program has two specializations that students can choose, Developmental Science and Educational Psychology. Dr. Ramani is affiliated with both specializations and is accepting students in both areas. Students interested in working with Dr. Ramani or have questions about the program can contact her directly at


Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate research assistants are a highly valued part of the ECI Lab. Undergraduate research assistants in the lab have opportunities to experience all aspects of the research process, from conducting interviews with children to entering and analyzing data. Other responsibilities could include recruitment of project participants, transcribing interactions between adults and children, and behavioral coding of children playing. Students also attend regular lab meetings to discuss research projects and journal articles.

Students can work in the lab for research credits in Human Development (EDHD 489 or EDHD 498) or join us as volunteers. Preference will be given to students who make a two semester commitment to working in the lab (Fall and Spring; Spring and Summer) and work 10 hours per week.

If you are interested in joining the research team as an undergraduate research assistant, please send your resume, unofficial transcript, and Fall 2019 class schedule to Fatou Gaye ( Also, please indicate available hours in the body of the email.