College of Education and Human Development

Institute of Child Development

Degrees and programs

The future is bright

Our academic programs are grounded in the latest research in human development. What this means: you’ll be prepared to bring science-based solutions to real-world challenges. Through our programs, we create classroom, research, and community engagement opportunities that prepare students to be leaders in fields that impact children, youth, and families. No matter your degree path, our courses, advisors, and top-ranked faculty can help you discover what’s next.

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Undergraduate programs Undergraduate programs

Our undergraduate programs in developmental psychology and early childhood prepare students to have an impact on children, families, and communities.

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Master's programs Master's programs

Our master’s degree programs offer you options to support your individual career path and goals.

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Doctoral programs Doctoral programs

Our developmental psychology PhD program is world-renowned and consistently ranked as the #1 developmental psychology graduate program in the nation

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Certificate programs Certificate programs

A certificate or additional teaching license from the Institute of Child Development is an excellent addition to your academic and professional portfolio.

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Minor programs Minor programs

We offer minors at every degree level: undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral. Adding a minor through ICD will give you knowledge of developmental processes across the lifespan that will enhance your current educational pursuits.

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Additional resources

Become a teacher Become a teacher

If you are interested in becoming a licensed teacher and/or exploring the field of education, the Institute of Child Development (ICD) offers multiple programs at the undergraduate and graduate level in early childhood and elementary education

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#1 developmental psychology program in the nation.

source: Ranked in 2022 by U.S. News and World Report