West Virginia
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.

West Virginia University (Department of Psychology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A, Life Span Developmental, Clinical

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Adolescent and Young Adult Development, Adult Development and Aging, Rural Aging , Seminar in Life Span Developmental Psychology, Seminar in Clinical Psychology, Gerontology Certificate is available through the Center on Aging

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 5 Full Time 

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: All students in good standing receive a stipend, full tuition waiver and basic health insurance.

Other Relevant Information and Comments: The WVU Psychology Department received “Innovation in Graduate Education Award” from APA in 2006 in recognition of the junior-colleague model used to train graduate students in research, teaching and program/service evaluation. As junior colleagues, students and faculty collaborate in research and students develop individualized plans of study. WVU has an illustrious history in life-span development and our program continues to provide in-depth training to the next generation of psychologists. Graduates are highly successful in obtaining employment and find positions in academia, government, research institutions, foundations and applied settings.

JoNell Strough
Life Span Developmental Program
Department of Psychology
West Virginia University
53 Campus Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506-6040
Telephone: (304) 293-2001 ext 31648
Fax: (304) 293-6606