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Vanderbilt University

Department of Psychology and Human Development

Nashville, TN

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Overview

Vanderbilt University / Department of Psychology and Human Development is located in Nashville, TN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Education (M Ed) Quantitative methods
Master of Education (M Ed) Clinical psychological assessment
Master of Education (M Ed) Child studies

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 24

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Optional

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

140
Applied
50
Accepted
19
Enrolled
36%

Applying

0
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 31st December 31st No
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

50
Total Graduate Students
14%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10%
Black or African American 2%
White or Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (6%)
Female (94%)

Faculty

43
Total faculty
Full-time - 36
Part-time - 7
Male (18)
Female (25)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Cognitive development, quantitative methods, educational neuroscience, depression in adolescence, educational psychology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Nashville, TN  37240-1001
United States
Contact Dr. Amy Needham
Chair
Email: amy.needham@vanderbilt.edu
Phone: 615-322-8141
Fax: 615-343-9494

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