Prospective Graduate Students
Our graduate programs emphasize the value of research so all our graduate students complete a thesis or dissertation. Students can earn a Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Science, and focus their studies in adult development and aging. Note that students can enter this program with either a completed master’s degree or a completed bachelor’s degree. Students entering with their bachelor’s will be required to first complete a Master’s in Prevention Science before moving on to the requirement for the Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Science.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Undergraduate students interested in becoming a research assistant in the Healthy Cognitive Aging Lab are expected to commit to at least two semesters in the lab. Preferred qualifications include having a keen interest in adult development and aging, being detail-oriented, reliable, and able to work both independently and as part of a team. Students may gain experience in a number of different research-related tasks including data collection, scoring, data management, and use of statistical software.
If you’re interested in applying to work with Dr. Bielak as a graduate student or an undergraduate research assistant, please contact her directly at email@example.com.