Developmental Psychology


Our doctoral program provides a challenging, yet supportive environment in which students can acquire a strong foundation in theory, research, and methodology in developmental psychology across the life span. In collaboration with a diverse faculty, students actively engage in an individualized program of study. The training students receive prepares them for careers in either academic or applied settings.

Recent graduates of the Ph.D. program are currently employed at: California State University, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, Lebanon Valley College, and the University of Findlay.

Students take foundational courses such as Cognitive Development, Lifespan Development, and Social and Personality Development, and specialized courses such as Longitudinal Modeling.

With a small program, Developmental Psychology students benefit from a supportive and encouraging atmosphere. Students receive personal attention and mentoring, and have the opportunity to teach undergraduate courses.

Students are encouraged to work collaboratively with faculty in multiple areas of the department.

Related Programs and Resources

Faculty in other areas of the BGSU Psychology Department pursuing developmental research include:

Dr. Eric Dubow
Dr. Annette Mahoney
Dr. Carolyn Tompsett

Center for Family and Demographic Research

BGSU College of Education and Human Development

BGSU Gerontology Department

Updated: 08/29/2022 04:38PM