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2023 Best Developmental & Child Psychology Doctor's Degree Schools

17 Colleges in the United States
64 Doctor's Degrees
If you plan on getting your doctor's degree in developmental and child psychology, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #201 in the country in terms of popularity. So, you have a fair amount of options to choose from when looking for a school.

College Factual reviewed 17 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for doctor's degree seekers in the field of developmental and child psychology. Combined, these schools handed out 64 doctor's degrees in developmental and child psychology to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Developmental & Child Psychology School for Your Doctor's Degree

Best Developmental & Child Psychology Doctor's Degree Schools Your choice of developmental and child psychology for getting your doctor's degree school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Overall Quality Is a Must

The overall quality of a doctor's degree school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges for a Doctor's Degree ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to developmental and child psychology students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of developmental and child psychology students who choose to seek a doctor's degree at the school.
  • Educational Resources - The amount of money and other resources allocated to students while they are pursuing their degree. These resources include such things as number of students per instructor and education expenditures per student.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized developmental and child psychology related body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for developmental and child psychology students working on their doctor's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Developmental & Child Psychology Doctor's Degree Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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Best Schools for Doctorate Students to Study Developmental & Child Psychology in the United States

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a doctor's degree in developmental and child psychology.

10 Top Schools for a Doctorate in Developmental and Child Psychology

#1

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4 Annual Graduates

University of Pennsylvania is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a doctor's degree in developmental and child psychology. Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population.More information about a doctorate in developmental and child psychology from University of Pennsylvania

#2

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3 Annual Graduates

It is hard to beat Cornell University if you wish to pursue a doctor's degree in developmental and child psychology. Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Ithaca.More information about a doctorate in developmental and child psychology from Cornell University

#3

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1 Annual Graduates

It's hard to beat University of Rochester if you want to pursue a doctor's degree in developmental and child psychology. Located in the city of Rochester, University of Rochester is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in developmental and child psychology from University of Rochester

#4

New York University

New York, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2 Annual Graduates

Every student pursuing a degree in a doctor's degree in developmental and child psychology needs to check out New York University. Located in the city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population.More information about a doctorate in developmental and child psychology from New York University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in developmental and child psychology from University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of New York, The Graduate Center is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.More information about a doctorate in developmental and child psychology from The Graduate Center, CUNY

#7

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1 Annual Graduates

Boston College is a large private not-for-profit college located in the small city of Chestnut Hill.More information about a doctorate in developmental and child psychology from Boston College

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Bronx, Fordham U is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population.More information about a doctorate in developmental and child psychology from Fordham University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Chicago, Loyola Chicago is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in developmental and child psychology from Loyola University Chicago

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
19 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of New York, Pace University is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in developmental and child psychology from Pace University - New York

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Developmental & Child Psychology is one of 9 different types of Child Development & Psychology programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Other Research & Experimental Psychology 352
Experimental Psychology 211
Social Psychology 42
Cognitive Psychology & Psycholinguistics 20
Behavioral Neuroscience 16
Psychometrics & Quantitative Psychology 16
Personality Psychology 5

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard). More about our data sources and methodologies.

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