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

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Graduate Program

The Master of Science Degree in Psychological Science at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will advance students’ knowledge of the field of psychology, improve their research and data analytic skills, and enhance their preparation for a doctoral education in psychology and/or for jobs in industry.

  • Prepare for a career in applied psychological science or further graduate study in psychology
  • Earn a Master’s Degree in 2 academic years
  • Gain experience through professional development coursework, research opportunities, and interaction with leading scholars in psychology
  • Work in the research labs of world renowned faculty in one of the top ten departments of Psychology in the country
  • Choose a focus in Data Analysis/Research or Applied/General Psychology or combine elective credit in both areas to create a customized focus
    • In the Data Analysis/Research focus area, elective coursework involves advanced research methodology and data analytics (see Curriculum for specific coursework)
    • In the Applied/General focus area, students choose elective courses in Cognitive, Clinical/Community, Developmental, Industrial/Organizational, Personality, Social, and/or Quantitative Psychology depending on their interests
  • Note: no tuition and fee waivers are available to students in this program. You may work on campus to support your studies as long as the position does not generate a tuition and fee waiver. Acceptable jobs include graduate student hourly positions but do NOT include teaching (T.A.) or research (R.A.) assistant positions.

For more information and to apply please follow the links below:

Please contact psych-gradstdy@illinois.edu for additional 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

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.