The Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development offers the following programs:
We are a community of scholars committed to methods of applied developmental science to enhance the lives of culturally diverse children, youth and families through the generation and application of knowledge through theory, research, policy and practice. Our interdisciplinary faculty is interdisciplinary active in the communities surrounding Tufts as well as nationally and internationally.
The department offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. Each of these programs is designed to help graduate students integrate developmental research and theory with understanding or modeling effective practice, and each offers opportunities to work in agencies and organizations that serve children, youth and families, and to conduct research.
Graduate Student Advising
Upon matriculation, graduate students are assigned a faculty advisor who provides advice about registration for courses and program requirements. The interaction between the graduate student and a faculty member is one of the most significant aspects of a graduate student's time at Tufts.