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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 2018, applicants must complete the University Graduate Application form and submit all required materials by December 10, 2017. 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 psych-gradstdy@illinois.edu 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

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

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.