Yale is placed in the top 3 nationally for the specialty. The Developmental program offers advanced training in understanding children of all ages. Topics of special interest include infancy, adolescence, applications of developmental psychology to education, cognitive development, developmental psychopathology, language and thought, social policy, intelligence, and children in other cultures.

University of Virginia is tied for 4th with UC Berkeley for the specialty. Virginia's graduate students may concentrate their studies in Developmental Psychology or may combine with other areas to meet their specific research interests. The developmental concentration offers a wide variety of research possibilities.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is placed 10th among the best programs offering developmental training. Admission to the graduate programs is highly competitive, only a small proportion of the applicants to a program can be accepted.

The University of Chicago has long been a pioneer in the field of developmental science. It is placed 13th for the specialty. The Developmental Psychology Program provides a rich environment for scientific inquiry, training, and mentorship.

Ranking of Developmental Psychology Programs (Graduate):
1 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
2 University of Michigan Ann Arbor
3 Yale University
4 University of California Berkeley
=University of Virginia
6 Harvard University
7 Stanford University
=University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
=University of Wisconsin Madison
10 University of California Los Angeles
=The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Source: US News & World Report 2010

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