Prospective Students

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Graduate Program

Thank you for your interest in the graduate program at the Department of Psychology!

NEW! Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychological Science

This new degree is a two year, self-supporting program that combines advanced course work and research. The aim is to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to be competitive for admission to doctoral programs and/or to pursue professional opportunities within industry. NOTE: because this degree program is self-supporting, no tuition and fee waivers are available to students in the program.

Doctor of Philosopy (Ph.D.) in Psychology


The links below will take you to pages where you can find a variety of useful information:

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

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