University of Minnesota, Institute of Child Development

The Institute of Child Development (ICD) has long been a premier center for scholarship, teaching, and outreach in developmental psychology. Coursework and research activities focus on the cognitive, perceptual, social, emotional, cultural, and psychobiological/neuroscience processes underlying the lifespan development of infants, children, adolescents, and adults. In addition to our Developmental Science program, ICD collaborates with the Department of Psychology to offer a specialty track in Developmental Psychopathology and Clinical Science. The University of Minnesota is rich in resources available to ICD faculty, including the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain, with both treatment and research facilities, the Center for Neurobehavioral Development (CNBD), with shared equipment resources including EEG/ERP and autonomic equipment, the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) with four research-dedicated 3T Siemens Prisma scanners, a Child Development Laboratory School serving infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, and the many additional resources afforded in a large metropolitan area. Founded in 1925, the Institute is a pre-eminent department for the study of children’s development in the United States.  From its inception, a key tenet of the department has been to “give away” developmental science. This philosophy has created an environment rich with collaborations, new ideas, and exciting interdisciplinary work.

Located in the culturally diverse cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the University offers unique opportunities for research and participation in varied cultural communities. The College of Education and Human Development is one of the top ranked professional schools of education in the nation. We are an inclusive, nationally distinctive college that explores education and human development across the life span to increase the intellectual synergy and cooperative inquiry required to address the complexity of educational and social issues facing children, youth, and families in the 21st century. Further information about the U of M can be found at and on the Relocation Assistance Program site Additional information about the college and the department can be found on at: