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Developmental Science at NDSU is an innovative and flexible program with opportunities for both research and teaching with topics in Human Development that span the lifespan in various family, social, and cultural contexts... with research projects locally, regionally, and around the world.

We are a small student focused program and our students do great things.  Learn more about their experience and the Developmental Science Ph.D. Program by visiting the pages below.


What current students are saying:

My definition of Developmental Science is “studies about me, my family and friends, and other people” as we all are developing in a variety of aspects throughout our lives.  -Masahiro Toyama

To me, Developmental Science is the interdisciplinary study of human development, from conception to death. It includes the fields of psychology, sociology, physiology, biology, preventative science and more, all set within social and family contexts to explore what makes you “you.”  -Franchesca Cortez


Early, preferred application due date is February 1st
Late applications may be considered. Please contact the DS coordinator or the faculty member of interest for more information.

For more information contact Elizabeth Blodgett Salafia, Ph.D.,DS Program Coordinator.  701- 231-7099.  

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