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2023 Best Developmental & Child Psychology Schools

43 Colleges in the United States
1,419 Developmental and Child Psychology Degrees Awarded
A degree in developmental and child psychology is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #363 out of 1506 on popularity of all such degrees in the nation. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

In 2023, College Factual analyzed 43 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Developmental & Child Psychology Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 1,419 degrees in developmental and child psychology during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Developmental & Child Psychology School

Best Developmental & Child Psychology Schools The developmental and child psychology program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Developmental & Child Psychology rankings. For our Best Overall Developmental & Child Psychology School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Developmental & Child Psychology Rankings by Degree Level

The developmental and child psychology school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Developmental & Child Psychology Schools. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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More information on how we come up with our rankings can be found here: College Factual's Data Methodology.

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Best Schools for Developmental & Child Psychology in the United States

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the developmental and child psychology degree levels they offer.

10 Top Schools in Developmental and Child Psychology

#1

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In PA
62 Developmental and Child Psychology Degrees Awarded

It is difficult to beat University of Pennsylvania if you want to pursue a degree in developmental and child psychology. UPenn is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Philadelphia. A Best Colleges rank of #4 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were approximately 62 developmental and child psychology students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent year we have data available.

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#2

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In NY

Any student who is interested in developmental and child psychology has to take a look at Cornell University. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #13 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were approximately 12 developmental and child psychology students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent year we have data available.

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#3

New York University

New York, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NY
145 Developmental and Child Psychology Degrees Awarded

New York University is a great decision for students pursuing a degree in developmental and child psychology. NYU is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York. A Best Colleges rank of #30 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means NYU is a great university overall.

There were approximately 145 developmental and child psychology students who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent year we have data available.

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#4

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
8th Most Popular In NY

University of Rochester is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a degree in developmental and child psychology. University of Rochester is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Rochester. A Best Colleges rank of #63 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means University of Rochester is a great university overall.

There were about 1 developmental and child psychology students who graduated with this degree at University of Rochester in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In NY

The Graduate Center is a moderately-sized public school located in the large city of New York. A Best Colleges rank of #104 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means The Graduate Center is a great school overall.

There were approximately 3 developmental and child psychology students who graduated with this degree at The Graduate Center in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In NY
31 Developmental and Child Psychology Degrees Awarded

Fordham U is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Bronx. A Best Colleges rank of #121 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Fordham U is a great university overall.

There were approximately 31 developmental and child psychology students who graduated with this degree at Fordham U in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In NY
33 Developmental and Child Psychology Degrees Awarded

Teachers College is a small private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York. A Best Colleges rank of #42 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Teachers College is a great university overall.

There were roughly 33 developmental and child psychology students who graduated with this degree at Teachers College in the most recent year we have data available.

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#8

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In TN
37 Developmental and Child Psychology Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Nashville, Vanderbilt is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #21 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Vanderbilt is a great university overall.

There were roughly 37 developmental and child psychology students who graduated with this degree at Vanderbilt in the most recent year we have data available.

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#9

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In MA

Located in the city of Chestnut Hill, Boston College is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #45 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Boston College is a great college overall.

There were roughly 19 developmental and child psychology students who graduated with this degree at Boston College in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In CA

Located in the city of La Jolla, UCSD is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #49 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means UCSD is a great university overall.

There were approximately 29 developmental and child psychology students who graduated with this degree at UCSD in the most recent data year.

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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 10,153
Experimental Psychology 3,211
Behavioral Neuroscience 1,383
Social Psychology 982
Cognitive Psychology & Psycholinguistics 245
Psychometrics & Quantitative Psychology 96
Comparative Psychology 24
Personality Psychology 18
Psychopharmacology 11

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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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