Top Ranking Child Psychology Graduate Schools in the U.S.
Child psychology is a specialty that deals with the mental and social development of pre-adolescents. Many highly ranked graduate schools offer child psychology programs across the nation, including the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and Yale University in Connecticut.
Top U.S. Graduate Schools with Child Psychology Programs
1. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
The Department of Child Psychology (also called the Institute of Child Development) at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities offers several graduate degree about and related to child psychology, such as social work and human development. In 2009, U.S. News and World Report ranked this as the best graduate school in the nation for developmental psychology. Graduate students can pursue a Ph.D. in Child Psychology. Those who enroll may or may not have completed the school's B.A. or B.S. in Child Psychology, but a bachelor's degree is required. Students can select an area of focus, including developmental psychobiology, perceptual development or language. Most graduates obtain careers in research or academia related to child psychology.
- Address: 51 E. River Pkwy., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
- Phone Number: (612) 624-0526
2. Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut
Yale University's Department of Psychology offers graduate programs in developmental psychology, with topics in adolescence, infancy, cognitive development, developmental psychopathy, intelligence and social policy. The developmental psychology graduate program is also closely linked to child psychology and pediatrics through the Bush Center of Child Development and Social Policy, Haskin Laboratories and the Child Study Center. According to U.S. News and World Report's rankings in 2009, Yale University offers the second-best graduate developmental psychology program in the nation. Graduate studies lead to a Ph.D. in Psychology.
- Address: Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520
- Phone Number: (203) 432-1333
List of Highly Ranked U.S. Child Psychology Graduate Schools
|College/University Name||Student Population||Address||Phone Number|
|University of Minnesota - Twin Cities||51,140||51 E. River Pkwy., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455||(612) 624-0526|
|Pennsylvania State University - University Park||44,406||201 Old Main, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802||(814) 865-4700|
|University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign||43,246||601 E. John St., Champaign, Illinois 61820||(217) 333-1000|
|University of Wisconsin - Madison||41,620||500 Lincoln Dr., Madison, Wisconsin 53706||(608) 262-1234|
|University of California, Los Angeles||38,220||405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, California 90095||(310) 825-4321|
|University of California, Berkeley||35,396||Berkeley, California 94720||(510) 642-6000|
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||28,567||103 S. Bldg. Cb 9100, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599||(919) 962-2211|
|Harvard University||26,496||Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138||(617) 495-1000|
|University of Virginia||24,541||Charlottesville, Virginia 22904||(434) 924-0311|
|Cornell University||20,273||Ithaca, New York 14853||(607) 255-2000|
|Stanford University||17,833||Stanford, California 94305||(650) 723-2300|
|University of Chicago||14,788||5801 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60637||(773) 702-1234|
|Yale University||10,192||New Haven, Connecticut 06520||(203) 432-1333|
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