LSD Program

Lifespan Developmental Psychology


Please note that the program is currently in the process of changing its name to "Experimental Psychology"


All students are required to complete a master's thesis and doctoral dissertation. In addition, students are expected to participate in research activities throughout their graduate training. Research experience is complemented by course work in statistics and research methodology and design. All students also take a practicum course in the teaching of psychology, and most gain experience as instructors. In addition, students in the Lifespan Developmental Psychology program are encouraged to develop applied skills to enhance their job market potential.

GRE codes
Institution code: 6546
Department code: 2016

Click the links to download the Graduate Student Handbook or LSD Supplement of for more information about the Lifespan Developmental Program write to Dr. Douglas Hershey at

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