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Doctor’s Degree in Child Development & Psychology

636 Yearly Graduations
$58,700 Median Salary
$61,016 Median Debt
There are 83 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in child development. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 22% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 16.8% of child development graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Child Development Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 636 students earned their doctor's degree in child development. This earns it the #43 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in child development at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 11,247
Master’s Degree 1,058
Doctor’s Degree 636
Graduate Certificate 146
Associate’s Degree 44
Undergraduate Certificate 10
Basic Certificate 9

Earnings of Child Development Majors With Doctor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in child development is $58,700. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $58,700 and the high is $58,700.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in child development is $61,016. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $61,016 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $61,016.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $711.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in child development. About 65.1% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 222
Women 414
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degree in Child Development

The racial-ethnic distribution of child development doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 50
Black or African American 26
Hispanic or Latino 45
White 367
International Students 107
Other Races/Ethnicities 41
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Child Development Doctor's Degree Students

There are 83 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in child development. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
30 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for child development majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Each year, around 46,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,212 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,890 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 people received their doctor's degree in child development from U of Michigan. About 87% of this group were women, and 53% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#1

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
30 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for child development majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Each year, around 51,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,580 per year.

The child development program at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities awarded 30 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 60% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

26 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in child development. Roughly 48,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,188 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,997 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 people received their doctor's degree in child development from UIUC. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 54% were women.

25 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ohio State University - Main Campus is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in child development. Each year, around 59,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,197 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,560 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 doctor's degree were handed out to child development majors at Ohio State. About 48% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

New York University

New York, New York
22 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is New York University. Each year, around 51,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 doctor's degree were handed out to child development majors at NYU. Of these students, 50% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
22 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of California - Berkeley. Roughly 41,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 doctor's degree were handed out to child development majors at UC Berkeley. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 59% were women.

#5

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
22 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Harvard University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in child development. Each year, around 31,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $47,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $48,008 per year.

The child development program at Harvard University awarded 22 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

#8

Indiana University - Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana
20 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University - Bloomington comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in child development. Roughly 43,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,575 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,501 per year.

The child development program at Indiana University - Bloomington awarded 20 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 50% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
18 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Connecticut is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in child development. Roughly 27,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,798 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,300 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their doctor's degree in child development from UCONN. Of these students, 78% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Stanford University

Stanford, California
16 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Stanford University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in child development. Each year, around 17,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,857 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $52,479 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 doctor's degree were handed out to child development majors at Stanford. Of these students, 25% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
15 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Missouri - Columbia is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in child development. Roughly 30,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,120 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,264 per year.

The child development program at University of Missouri - Columbia awarded 15 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 13% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

#11

University of Rochester

Rochester, New York
15 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Rochester is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in child development. Roughly 11,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,040 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,705 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 doctor's degree were handed out to child development majors at University of Rochester. Around 13% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

15 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Nevada - Reno. Each year, around 21,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,410 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,306 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 doctor's degree were handed out to child development majors at UNR. Of these students, 60% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

14 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Teachers College at Columbia University. Each year, around 4,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The child development program at Teachers College at Columbia University awarded 14 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 86% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana
14 Yearly Graduations
71% Women

University of Notre Dame comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in child development. Each year, around 12,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,046 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,908 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their doctor's degree in child development from Notre Dame.

13 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CUNY Graduate School and University Center comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in child development. Each year, around 7,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,930 per year.

The child development program at CUNY Graduate School and University Center awarded 13 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 23% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

#17

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
12 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Southern California. Each year, around 45,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

The child development program at University of Southern California awarded 12 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 58% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

12 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for child development majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Columbia University in the City of New York. Each year, around 30,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,763 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,600 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their doctor's degree in child development from Columbia. Of these students, 83% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
12 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Pennsylvania is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in child development. Each year, around 25,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,156 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $36,254 per year.

The child development program at University of Pennsylvania awarded 12 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 58% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
12 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Purdue University - Main Campus comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degree in child development. Each year, around 42,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,208 per year.

The child development program at Purdue University - Main Campus awarded 12 doctor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 67% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to child development that offer doctor’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Clinical & Counseling Psychology 3,949
General Psychology 1,672
Other Psychology 146

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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