For the certificate program and the Developmental MA Program, the following funding opportunities are provided on a competitive basis:

Federal Scholarship Option (through 2025):

  • Partial tuition waiver
  • Summer stipend
  • Service obligation after completion of the program (employed position involving directly working with young children with disabilities, read more information below).

University Supported Assistantship

  • Partial tuition support

Service Obligation

Students who are funded federally through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs grant are required to complete a year service obligation for every half a year of scholarship support provided. This obligation requires you to hold a position where you are offering services to families of young children (infants and toddlers). It is the student’s responsibility to apply for these positions.

Service Obligation website: Personnel Development Program Data Collection System

For more information please visit the service obligation website’s frequently asked questions.

Interested in our program?

Learn more about the application process, Deadline for applications: January 15.

Ready to Apply?

Contact Information:

 Dr. Elizabeth J. Short

Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences


Mather Memorial Building 147