Maryland:
Graduate studies in the psychology of adult development and aging

Following are data on academic programs in the state that provide a specialization in adult development and aging. Data include titles of courses and seminars offered number of faculty with a specialization in adult development and aging, psychology specializations integrated with the study of adult development and aging, administrative organization of the program, availability of assistantships and traineeships in the program, practicum and internship placement opportunities and web addresses and contact persons for the program.

Loyola University (Department of Psychology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Clinical, Developmental, Some experimental

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Life Span Developmental Psychology, Psychotherapy with Older Adults

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 1 Full Time, 0 Part Time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: None  
 
Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: None 

Practicum and Internship Placements: Wide variety including forensic, child, adult and older adult.

Other Relevant Information and Comments: Students can receive exposure to geropsychology with some clinical training opportunities via practicum. The program is designed to offer general clinical training with experiences in several clinical domains and is a PsyD Program.

Contact:
David Powers
4501 N. Charles St
Baltimore, MD  21209
Telephone: (410) 617-2093
Email 
Website

University of Maryland, College Park (Department of Human Development)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Developmental Science, Educational Psychology, General Ph.D. in Human Development 
 
Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered:

  • Introduction to Gerontology. 

  • Physiological Aspects of Aging.

  • Aging in the Cultural Context.

  • Cognitive Processes During Aging.

  • The Adult Learner.

  • Promoting Optimal Aging.

  • Special Topics in Human Development.

  • Internship in Human Development.

  • Team Research in Human Development.

  • Apprenticeship in Education.

  • Doctoral Dissertation research.

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 2 Full Time, 0 Part Time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: Opportunities exist dependent on individual PI funded research. 
 
Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: Opportunities exist dependent on individual PI funded research.

Practicum and Internship Placements: National Institute on Aging Research Labs, Federal Agencies within the Greater Washington D.C. area, The Veteran’s Administration, The Maryland State Department on Aging

Other Relevant Information and Comments: Students in our doctoral programs are also eligible to enroll in the multidisciplinary Graduate Gerontology Certificate Program offered by the University of Maryland Center on Aging.

Contact:
Dr. Gregory C. Smith
University of Maryland
Department of Human Development
College Park, MD 20742
Telephone: (310) 405-7863
Website

University of Maryland (Department of Psychology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Developmental  
 
Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Physiological Aspects of Aging, Aging in the Cultural Context, Cognitive Processes during Aging, Psychosocial Processes during Aging

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 2 Full Time, 0 Part Time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: None  
 
Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: None 

Practicum and Internship Placements: None

Other Relevant Information and Comments:

Contact:
Patricia A. Rao
Telephone: (301) 405-2827
Email 
Website 

Towson University (Department of Psychology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: All

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Psychology of Aging, Midlife Development, Humanistic Psychology, Human Resource Development Program

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 2 Full Time, 10 Part Time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: National Institute of Aging predoctoral training program. 

Contact Person(s): Barry Bass, Janet Anderson, Donna Wagner, Larry Froman 

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: None 

Practicum and Internship Placements: Varied

Other Relevant Information and Comments:

Contact:
Janet Sinnott
Towson University
Dept of Psychology
Baltimore, MD 21252
Telephone: (410) 830-2184
Email