Competitive financial aid/fellowship support packages are available with endless opportunities for additional external support.

The department is sufficiently large (around 35 full-time, tenure track faculty) to ensure high quality mentorship, research, and teaching opportunities without being so large that you would feel like a number or a part going through a factory.

The faculty in the developmental program (and throughout the department) are all well-respected researchers, scholars, and teachers in their subspecialties.

The Washington, DC metropolitan area provides wonderful opportunities for research funding, practicum placement, cultural  and collaboration with five other universities and a host of federal and private research agencies.  They also provide jobs upon graduation!.

The Consortium of Washington Metropolitan Area Universities of which GMU is a part, provides excellent opportunities for collaboration, library research, interdisciplinary work, and cross-campus coursework.

GMU is a short metro and/or car ride to all the major federal funding agencies for basic and applied developmental research (NSF, NIMH, NICHD, NIH, NIE, NINDS, NIDA, AAAS, U.S. Department of Education, Head Start, and others).

The department's research space in David B. King Building was designed by our faculty to represent the state of the art.

GMU has been, and is continuing to, experience incredible and sustainable growth in terms of both resources and its reputation as a major research university. (It is better to go with a rising star than one that is falling). The buildings and equipment are new.

Multiple opportunities exist for students to get training in other disciplines as well, including school psychology and neuroscience.

GMU is truly a multicultural campus in an ethnically rich and wonderfully diverse community.

GMU is a national leader for the innovative and intergrated use of technology across campus. Computer and other technological resources at GMU are excellent.

GMU offers a variety of different graduate programs to fit your particular career goals, including the MA degree in Child Development, the Ph.D. degree in Developmental Psychology, The Education Department, Biology Department, and Krasnow Institute [neuropsychology] offer excellent multidisciplinary support and cooperation.


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