University of Florida | Department of Psychology

Graduate Information

About the Program:

The PhD in Developmental Psychology encompasses the lifespan, from prenatal through late adulthood. The program involves collaborative and independent research activities, professional training, and teaching activities. The objective is to train and educate Ph.D. students towards careers in academic or applied research and teaching. Research training begins in the first term of graduate school. Each student works most closely with a single faculty member designated as their major advisor. Other faculty are available for co-mentoring and collaborative research.

Developmental PhD Requirements

Students in the Developmental PhD program complete all the Departmental Graduate Requirements as well as the Developmental Program Requirements and must stay in compliance with Graduate School Regulations. The program’s emphasis is on research. Students also gain experience through completion of a teaching requirement. Further, professional experience is a critical component of our graduate training. Note that Typical Program Plan and Required Coursework has changed. Students who enter the program in Fall 2018 and beyond, make sure you look at the Fall 2018 links below.