University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The University of Pittsburgh School of Education’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs prepare students to be nationally competitive and highly qualified for research careers in both academic and non-academic institutions. Our full-time, research-intensive PhDs produce scholars who demonstrate excellent writing and research skills, independent scholarship and productivity, and proficiency in teaching. Under the guidance of our distinguished graduate faculty, students will have the opportunity to produce peer-reviewed publications, present at professional conferences, and collaborate on grant-writing and review, positioning them to excel in their careers as researchers and faculty. Because the PhDs are full-time, students can be fully immersed in their coursework and research in preparation for an impactful scholarly career.

Applied Developmental Psychology - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Now seeking applicants to the Applied Developmental Psychology doctoral program’s [] Fall 2019 cohort.

The doctoral (PhD) program in Applied Developmental Psychology (ADP) prepares students for academic positions in colleges and universities and for positions as psychological specialists and research specialists in a variety of organizations concerned with education, health, and other human services. The program is oriented toward research and issues that are or can be readily applied to developmental policy and/or practice. Examples include effects of teacher-child relationship quality, factors associated with competence among children and youth from urban, low-income families, and cognitive & identity development associated with achievement among young adults at risk for low academic attainment.

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