The graduate program trains researchers and prepares students for research and teaching careers in academic life, work in government agencies, and careers as researchers on projects carried out in a variety of public and private sectors. We offer training in six broad categories: Aging and Health; Cognitive Development; Group Disparities in Development; Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience; Law, Psychology, and Human Development; and Social and Personality Development. We do not offer training in counseling psychology, marriage counseling, or family therapy.
The doctoral program in Human Development has 36 faculty;
- 24 are members of the Department of Human Development
- 12 have primary appointments in the departments of Psychology, Design and Environmental Analysis, Policy Analysis and Management, the Law school, Communications, or in the Weill Cornell Medical College.
The faculty include psychologists and sociologists. There are approximately 40 graduate students in the program. The program offers two graduate degrees: the Ph.D. and the M.A.
Quickly review the expectations for progress through the program.