Graduate Students

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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

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

Suvarna MenonSuvarna Menon

Suvarna is supervised by Dr. Nicole Allen and studies violence against women (VAW) in India and the community response to violence. Her most recent study examined the formal response to VAW in India through interviews with key community stakeholders.These included formal responders like police officers, NGO workers, lawyers and government officials, aiming to examine the current status of coordinated response in India. She is currently studying women’s experiences of sexual harassment in public spaces and bystander efforts in India. She is also part of a collaborative effort (which includes multiple campus units including the Women's Resource Center, the Office of the Dean of Students, Fraternity and Sorority Affairs and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Access) to implement ICARE, a bystander intervention program to prevent sexual assault on campus. She is leading the evaluation component of this program. At present, she is the project coordinator and instructor for a community-based advocacy program for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault where she trains and supervises undergraduate student advocates.

Graduate Information

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