Applying to the Developmental Science Program

The deadline for submission of all materials to the Developmental Science PhD program is December 1. Applications must be submitted online (see the GRS Graduate Admissions website for the online application), and must include a personal statement, letters of recommendation, GRE scores and transcripts. Please note that you must enter the program name (DS) under specialization in the online application.

A very important part of the application, the personal statement should include a summary of the research and career goals of the applicant that demonstrates a good fit with the mission, faculty, and research labs associated with the Developmental Science program.

All applications are reviewed by members of the program Admissions Committee, who look for evidence of a strong academic record and interests in the core research areas of  program faculty. A small number of applicants are invited for an interview, usually scheduled for a Friday in mid-February.