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. The degree program is in the final stages of the approval process and more information will be available shortly. 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

Katherine WoodKatherine Wood

Congratulations to Katherine Wood! She's been awarded an NSF fellowship for her research she describes below. Katherine is a Graduate Student in the VCHP program area working with Dan Simons. Research Summary: We don't perceive everything that passes before our eyes. Often this means that irrelevant information doesn't occupy limited cognitive resources, but sometimes these failures of awareness blind us to important aspects of our environment. My research focuses on these failures of awareness, particularly on the information that gets filtered out. What kinds of objects are we most likely to miss? When are we most vulnerable to these failures of awareness? How do changes to the task or environment affect this filtering? Better understanding of how we filter information from our environment can potentially help us understand demanding real-world tasks, such as driving.

Graduate Information

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