M.S.Ed in Learning and Developmental Sciences – Human Development Track

M.S.Ed. in Learning and Developmental Sciences

Human Development Track

Examine human development from conception to the end of life.  As a student in this program, you will study biological, cognitive, and socio-emotional changes across the lifespan, including practical implications for families, schools, and community settings.

This 36-credit hour program teams students with faculty specializing in typical and atypical development during childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. The program has a strong emphasis on research, including developmental methodology and statistical analysis.

  • Application Deadlines
    Starting SemesterDeadline
    Fall May 3
    Spring Nov 2
    Summer Mar 1
    International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
  • Admissions Requirements

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Studies Office will accept unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores for admission reviews. Any admission made with these documents would be conditioned on receipt of official documents, which should be provided as soon as possible.

    Note: If you are currently enrolled or have applied in the past year, you should qualify for an application fee waiver. Click here for criteria and how to obtain the waiver.

    1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    2. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    3. Completed online application that includes:
      • Transcripts
      • Personal statement
      • Resume (required from international students only)
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • GRE scores encouraged for those who wish to be considered for fellowships
      • Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)

    Learn more about how to apply

  • Program Requirements
  • Tuition and Fees

    Per credit hour

    ResidencyTuition*
    IN Resident$444.27
    Non-resident$1515.17

    *Does not include fees, which will vary depending on the number of credits enrolled. Find more information and calculate your expected costs at Student Central.

  • Funding
    • Learn about the variety of fellowships and assistantships that are available to graduate students.
    • Visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.
    • Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
    • Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit the Center for Veteran and Military Students to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.

Our Faculty

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Assistant Professor

Research Areas:
Adolescent Development, Black Youth Emotional Development, Family Socialization of Race, Peer Influence on Adolescent Decision-Making
Email:
rileytn@iu.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8116
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Associate Professor

Email:
mwaldron@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8334

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