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The Graduate Center, CUNY Doctorate in Child Development & Psychology

Child Development & Psychology is a major offered under the psychology program of study at The Graduate Center, CUNY. We’ve gathered data and other essential information about the doctor’s degree program in child development, such as if the program is offered online, ethnicity of students, how many students graduated in recent times, and more.

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How Much Does a Doctorate in Child Development from The Graduate Center Cost?

$10,410 Average Tuition and Fees
$61,016 Average Student Debt

The Graduate Center Graduate Tuition and Fees

In 2019-2020, the average part-time graduate tuition at The Graduate Center was $965 per credit hour for out-of-state students. The average for in-state students was $560 per credit hour. The following table shows the average full-time tuition and fees for graduate student.

In State Out of State
Tuition $9,930 $23,160
Fees $480 $480

The Graduate Center Child Development Doctorate Student Debt

One way to think about how much a school will cost is to look at how much in student loans that you have to take out to get your degree. Child Development students who received their doctor’s degree at The Graduate Center took out an average of $61,016 in student loans. That is about the same as the national average of $61,016.


How Much Can You Make With a Doctorate in Child Development From The Graduate Center?

$58,700 Average Salary
Average Earnings Boost

The median early career salary of child development students who receive their doctor’s degree from The Graduate Center is $58,700 per year. That is about the same as the national average of $58,700.


Does The Graduate Center Offer an Online Doctorate in Child Development?

Online degrees for the The Graduate Center child development doctor’s degree program are not available at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the The Graduate Center Online Learning page.

The Graduate Center Doctorate Student Diversity for Child Development

10 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
90.0% Women
30.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There were 10 doctor’s degrees in child development awarded during the 2019-2020 academic year. Information about those students is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Women made up around 90.0% of the child development students who took home a doctor’s degree in 2019-2020. This is higher than the nationwide number of 65.9%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Racial-ethnic minority graduates* made up 30.0% of the child development doctor’s degrees at The Graduate Center in 2019-2020. This is higher than the nationwide number of 19%.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 2
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 6
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Doctorate in Child Development Focus Areas at The Graduate Center

Child Development & Psychology students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus Area Annual Graduates
Experimental Psychology 1
Behavioral Neuroscience 9

You may also be interested in one of these majors related to child development and psychology.

Related Major Annual Graduates
General Psychology 27
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 25
Other Psychology 1

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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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