General information about graduate study at VCU can be obtained from the VCU Graduate School web site. Application for graduate study in psychology with an emphasis in developmental psychology should be initiated online from the VCU Graduate School admissions page. Please note that there is not a separate application for the program or department.
The deadline for applications is December 1.
Details about admission requirements are available in the VCU Bulletin.
Applicants will be evaluated on a number of criteria, including past academic record, previous research, professional and personal experience, scholarship potential, letters of recommendation, the ability to collaborate and work well in teams, and more.
Faculty Accepting Applications
The following faculty members are accepting applications for new graduate students:
- Chelsea Derlan, Ph.D.
- Danielle Dick, Ph.D.
- Fantasy Lozada, Ph.D.
- Zewelanji Serpell, Ph.D.
- Terri Sullivan, Ph.D.
- Marcia Winter, Ph.D.
Please look at each faculty member’s description of research interests and consider how your interests make a match. You are encouraged to name at least one, and preferably two, faculty whose interests are a good match for you.
Some Developmental faculty admit students into the Clinical program. Please contact individual faculty members about this possibility. These applicants should apply to Clinical but indicate that they have an interest in being mentored by a faculty member in Developmental Psychology. Students may apply to BOTH programs if desired.