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Program Description

The Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a long-standing reputation for excellence. From its inception in 1904, the department has distinguished itself with outstanding faculty, research programs, and the best and brightest graduate students.

Consistently named one of the top five graduate programs in the country, the department nurtures an environment of collaborative and independent research and outstanding scholarship. The organization of our department, the variety of program areas, and the strength of our faculty allow students the opportunity to explore their interests across the discipline and alongside some of the finest minds in the country.

At the University of Illinois we provide the resources, the network, and the experience for mature young scholars to become committed professionals who make unique contributions to the field of psychology.

Whatever your professional interests and goals, you'll find an environment of excellence in which to pursue them and a community of dedicated and experienced collaborators to assist you in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois.

Learn More

The Department is organized into nine program areas. Visit each program area's page to read more about it and see a list of affiliated faculty:

There is a Counseling Psychology program available through the Department of Educational Psychology. 

Other pages on our website provide information on living in Urbana-Champaign and application procedures. You can also visit our faculty listing page and search through our faculty members' research descriptions and publications for research which reflects your interests (e.g. "memory" or "social development").

Comments or concerns about the Graduate web pages can be sent by e-mail to psych-gradstdy@illinois.edu.

This web page is only for informational purposes. Official program requirements should be obtained from the Graduate Admissions Office, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, 603 East Daniel Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820.

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Graduate Spotlight

Julianne GriffithJulianne Griffith

Congratulations to Julianne Griffith! She's been awarded an NSF fellowship for her research she describes below. Julianne is a Graduate Student in the Clinical/Community program area working with Benjamin Hankin. Research Summary: My research is interested in examining the social context of emotional development in adolescence, particularly as it relates to adolescent depression. Specifically, I am interested in exploring the ways in which positive emotions emerge and function in the context of close interpersonal relationships. For my NSF project, I aim to use experience sampling methods (ESM) to examine capitalization processes in parent-adolescent dyads, with the ultimate goal of learning more about how positive emotions are experienced and regulated in adolescents’ daily life.

Graduate Information

New E-mail Address

The Graduate Studies Office e-mail address is now psych-gradstdy@illinois.edu. Please note: messages sent to our previous address - gradstdy@cyrus.psych.illinois.edu may not have been received. We apologize for the inconvenience.