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Elective Coursework

For students pursuing the Applied Professional Track, 12 elective credits must include selections from the following categories:

  • Two Advanced Developmental Seminars (6) such as, but not limited to, the following:
    • PSY-GS 8400: Developmental Psychology (3)
    • PSY-PC 8600: Seminar in Social and Personality Development (3)
    • PSY-PC 7500: Developmental Theory and Practice (3)
    • EDUC 7500: Special Topics in Education - Cognitive Development and Learning
    • HOD 7120: Human Development and Prevention Science (3)
  • Two advanced courses in Research Methodology or Statistics (6) such as, but not limited to, the following:
    • HOD 6200: Program Evaluation (3)
    • PSY-PC 7940: Directed Research in Child Studies (3-6)
    • LPO 7200: Grants, Policy, & Administration (3)
    • SPED 7810: Research Methods in Special Education (3)

An additional 12 credits are completed through individualized elective courses that are consistent with the student’s professional and academic goals. These may be selected according to individual interests and Areas of Concentration. Note that some areas of concentration have additional requirements.


For students pursuing the Empirical Research Track, 12 elective credits must include selections from the following categories:

  • Two Advanced Developmental Seminars (6) such as, but not limited to, the following:
    • PSY-PC 8400: Developmental Psychology (3)
    • PSY-PC 8600: Seminar in Social and Personality Development (3)
    • PSY-PC 7500: Developmental Theory and Practice (3)
    • EDUC 7500: Special Topics in Education - Cognitive Development and Learning
    • HOD 7120: Human Development and Prevention Science (3)
    • PSY-GS 8420: Advanced Seminar in Clinical Psychology - Developmental Psychopathology (3)
  • Two additional advanced courses in Research Methodology or Statistics (6) such as, but not limited to, the following:
    • PSY-GS 8864: Experimental Design (3)
    • PSY-GS 8870: Correlation and Regression (3)
    • PSY-GS 8876: Psychological Measurement (3)
    • PSY-GS 8882: Multilevel Modeling (3)
    • PSY-GS 8850: Advanced Seminar in Measurement Statistics and Evaluation (3)
    • PSY-PC 7940: Directed Research in Child Studies (3-6)

An additional 6 credits are completed through individualized elective courses that are consistent with the student’s professional and academic goals. These may be selected according to individual interests and Areas of Concentration.