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Applied Developmental Science in Education

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Ohio State’s Applied Developmental Science graduate interdisciplinary specialization helps students across a variety of disciplines to develop an understanding of basic developmental research and theory in a substantive area (e.g., reading, motivation). This multidisciplinary field of social-science research seeks to integrate basic science and developmental theory with applied science on practices, policies, and programs.  

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Minimum requirements: PhD student in good standing, advisor permission, interest in applied developmental science

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Applications are accepted any time

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