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Paige Dickinson
Coordinator of Human Development Discipline

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711


toll-free: (800) 456-9009

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm

Human Development

Human Development

Graduate School

A strong link exists between U.S. graduate education, the production of knowledge, and economic and social prosperity. The United States needs a cadre of highly skilled leaders and experts in a variety of fields to address current and future challenges. Increasingly, graduate school is where future professionals obtain the knowledge and skills needed to solve big, complex problems. But fundamentally, graduate education is about people.

The benefits of graduate education extend beyond the economic realm; graduate education also plays a central role in producing an educated citizenry that can promote and defend our democratic ideals. Scholars educated at the graduate level in such fields as science, mathematics, humanities, arts, and social sciences are critically important to our quality of life and the cultural and social fabric of society.[1]

Our Human Development graduates have pursued a variety of advanced degrees at institutions all across the country. Here's what just a few of our graduates have accomplished:

University of Alabama - Birmingham
Paige Lewis, '08 | Masters of Education
Antioch University
Lindsey Bennett, '08 | Masters of Education (Elementary)
Austin Peay State University
Julia Huddleston, '02 | Masters in Health & Sports Administration
Barry University
Keisha Carter, '09 | Masters in Social Work
Boston College
Cara Graham, '01 | Masters in Social Work
CUNY: Brooklyn College
Lauren Ross, '08 | Masters in School Psychology
Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Joanna Greiner, '04 | Masters in School Psychology
University of Colorado - Boulder
Danielle Beem, '07 | Juris Doctor
University of Florida
Elise Latsko, '09 | Masters of Education (Elementary)
Becca Lanier, '11 | enrolled Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling program
Lesley University
Kayla Esce, '09 | Masters in Mental Health Counseling (Art Therapy specialization)
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Kristen Torres '12 | Masters in School Counseling
Northeastern University
Kristen Letourneau '10 | Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Administration
University of Pittsburgh
Monika Guincho, '09 | Masters in Applied Developmental Psychology
University of South Carolina
Sarah Fehling, '03 | Masters in Health Administration
University of South Florida
Kali Thomas, '06 | Ph.D. Gerontology
Tulane University
Ashley Schmidt, '09 | Masters in Public Health (Tropical Medicine specialization)

[1] Council of Graduate Schools, Graduate Education and the Public Good (April 24, 2008)

Life After Eckerd

A degree in Human Development is the key to a variety of careers such as school counselor, health promotion specialist, substance abuse counselor, clinical social worker, rehabilitation counselor, psychotherapist in private practice, youth program director, child development specialist, human resources coordinator, and a host of others.

The Eckerd Difference

James Branch Phoebe McGuire
Two Human Development majors share their opinions on all things Eckerd.