Child Development

About the Program

Learn More About the Program

The graduate program in Child Development is part of the Human Development Graduate Group. This program is a multi-disciplinary, two-year program leading to a Master of Science degree and offers students an in-depth examination of cognitive and socio-emotional development from infancy through adolescence and provides a foundation for careers in program delivery (e.g., Early Childhood; 4-H; Youth Development), teaching at the community-college level, or further graduate study. The curriculum emphasizes a balance of supervised practical experience, theory, and methodology rooted in the belief that educators and practitioners alike must have solid disciplinary foundations.

Degree Type
Interdisciplinary Graduate Group
Degrees Offered
M.S. Plan I
M.S. Plan II
Lead Dean

College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies

Major Code
GCHD

Admissions and Fellowship Information

Admission Deadlines
Priority: Dec 15, 2022
Space Available: Mar 1, 2023
Internal Fellowship Deadlines
Prospective Student Fellowship: Dec 15, 2022
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2023

Program Contact Information

Primary Program Contacts

Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Kimberly Berardi
(530) 754-4109 | kyberardi@ucdavis.edu

Additional Contacts

Program Contacts

Advisor: Primary Contact
Amanda Guyer
Human Ecology
(530) 297-4445 | aeguyer@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Paul Hastings
Psychology
(530) 754-4538 | pdhastings@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: Admissions Only
Adrienne Nishina
Human Ecology
(530) 752-7003 | anishina@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Lenna Ontai
Anr Human Ecology
(530) 752-6410 | lontai@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Kali Trzesniewski
Anr Human Ecology
ktrz@ucdavis.edu