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  Jan 16, 2018
Graduate Record 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Applied Developmental Science

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Programs in this area of study are designed to prepare promising students for careers pertaining to the social and cognitive lives of children and youth. Students learn theory and research methods in educational psychology, developmental psychology, and education science. The work includes understanding of typical growth and development as well as the formulation and evaluation of interventions designed to alter and improve developmental pathways.

Doctoral training emphasizes research that is interdisciplinary in perspective, methodologically rigorous, and relevant to practice and policy. Graduates (Ph.D.) are capable of conducting high quality research on children and youth in school and non-school contexts and teach in higher education settings. Doctoral graduates are qualified to become university professors or work in research institutions

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