Application to the Doctoral (Ph.D.) Program

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We appreciate your interest in the Department of Psychology's doctoral (Ph.D.) graduate training programs and welcome your application for admission. Applying to the doctoral graduate program in psychology at the University of Illinois requires that you:

  • Go to the University of Illinois Graduate College Application Website
  • Your personal statement and CV will be uploaded while completing the application
  • Pay the application fee
  • Unofficial Transcripts (will be uploaded while completing the application) - Official transcripts may be requested later in the review process
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (Submitted electronically through your application)
  • Graduate Record Examination Test Scores (Subject test recommended but not required)

International Applicants must also submit:

To be considered for admission for Fall 2019, applicants must complete the University Graduate Application form and submit all required materials by December 10, 2018. If you are unable to submit materials electronically, you may send to Psychology Graduate Admissions, 603 E Daniel, Champaign, IL 61820.  Call (217) 333-2169 or e-mail if you have any questions or concerns.  If your contact information changes after applying, please notify us immediately. 

Instructions and Additional Resources

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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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