Doctoral minor in developmental psychology

Supplement your doctoral studies with a minor in developmental psychology. In our minor, you’ll take foundational courses in cognitive, social, and emotional development. You’ll also gain experience conducting research in the developmental psychology field.


To earn a minor, you’ll complete 12 credits of doctoral-level child psychology courses.

  • CPSY 8301: Developmental Psychology: Cognitive Processes (Fall only - 4.0 cr)
  • CPSY 8302: Developmental Psychology: Social and Emotional Processes (Spring only - 4.0 cr)
  • Four credits of CPSY 8XXX courses

Learn more about the curriculum

How to apply

You’re eligible to pursue a doctoral minor in developmental psychology if you’re actively pursuing another doctoral degree at the University of Minnesota.

You must declare a minor prior to passing your doctoral program’s preliminary oral exam.

Contact us at before declaring your minor.


We’re here to help. Get in touch with our student services team:

Lindsey Jendraszak
As the associate director of curriculum and student services at ICD, I’m happy to advise and serve students looking to pursue further studies in developmental psychology. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions.

Academic advisor: Lindsey Jendraszak