Department of Psychology at Illinois State University


Welcome to the website for the Developmental Psychology master's degree sequence in the Department of Psychology. The Developmental Psychology sequence provides preparation in lifespan development using a distinctly ecological and interdisciplinary approach. The curriculum offers in-depth exposure to developmental theories, methodologies, and applications.

Students may choose either a predoctoral focus in preparation for advanced graduate study and academic careers, or an applied focus in preparation for careers in a diverse array of community settings that provide human services, which requires training in developmental psychology.

On our website, you will find a wealth of information about the developmental sequence, including faculty, students, facilities, course requirements, as well as contact information so we can answer any additional questions you may have.