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Developmental Psychology


Pathways to Degree, 1-2015
 
First year in the program:

Required courses:
Developmental Psychology I & II
Research Methods I & II (or equivalent for II)
Statistics I & II
Pro-seminar I & II
Core electives (1 or 2)
Research consultation with primary advisor
Milestones:
Requirements passed
Draft proposal for original research (based on consultation with primary advisor & work in research methods courses)
Credits achieved:
23 – 26 credits

Second year in the program:

Required courses:
Second year research seminar I & II
Ethics of Psychological Research
Core HD electives
Other electives & Transfer credits if appropriate
Research consultation with primary advisor
Milestones:
Proposal for second year research project-spring
First doctoral exam-spring (presentation of second research project design & preliminary results)
Credits achieved:
45 credits (Required courses, 12 credits in HD core electives; transfer credits)

Third year in the program:

Required courses:
Electives, including advanced methods
Milestones:
Second doctoral exam essay – fall
Advance to candidacy – early spring
Dissertation proposal - spring
Credits achieved:
60 credits

Fourth year in the program:

Dissertation research in progress

Fifth year in the program:

Dissertation draft – fall
Dissertation defended - spring