The Department of Psychology offers the following graduate degrees:
- doctorate in school psychology
- specialist in school psychology
- master's in clinical-counseling psychology
- master in psychology, with graduate sequences in cognitive and behavioral sciences, developmental psychology, industrial/organizational-social psychology and quantitative psychology.
The graduate curriculum focuses on specific fields of psychology. Students are encouraged to conduct research under the guidance of our faculty members. Besides the graduate curriculum, students are required to complete a clinical-counseling capstone project, master's thesis, or dissertation. Our graduates qualify for various licensing examinations or private practice, may enter the workforce, or pursue advanced degrees or academic careers. If you have any questions about our graduate programs contact the coordinator for the specific program or sequence.
For information about the average GPA and GRE General Test scores, see the Graduate Admission Statistics for applicants who accepted admission to the graduate programs in Psychology. Contact the Graduate Programs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about completing an application, the application process, or admission.
Meet The Faculty
Our faculty members teach graduate courses, are actively involved in research in several fields of psychology and are successful in procuring federal and state grants. The faculty routinely submit articles that are published in national journals and are authors of many books, including textbooks. Click here to learn more about our faculty members.
For more information about our programs, click the links below. To schedule a campus visit or to apply, see the Admissions website.
The Doctoral Program in School Psychology is accredited by APA and approved by NASP, Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and Illinois State Board of Education. The program provides high quality training, comprehensive curriculum, and professional supervised field experiences.
The Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences graduate sequence emphasizes study in basic research content areas (e.g. behavioral neuropsychology, conditioning, perception, learning, memory, psycholinguistics and cognitive development) and the development of quantitative and methodological skills, with a focus on the content areas of behavioral, neuroscience, and cognitive science.
The Quantitative Psychology graduate sequence focuses on the use of quantitative methods in the solution of problems in theoretical and applied psychology, which provides a critical foundation for advanced graduate study or careers in community college teachings or the business-industry sector.
The Specialist Program in School Psychology is approved by NASP, Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and Illinois State Board of Education. Our goal is to develop competencies in our graduates as high functioning school psychologists in public or private schools.
The Developmental Psychology graduate sequence focuses on the scientific study of stability and change in biological, cognitive, emotional, and social functioning across the life span, based on a distinctly ecological and interdisciplinary approach.
The Clinical-Counseling Psychology Program provides rigorous training in basic areas of psychology and their application in assessment, counseling and psychotherapeutic treatment; our faculty have been trained in both clinical psychology and counseling psychology.
The Industrial/Organizational-Social Psychology graduate sequence focuses on the development and application of psychological theory and methodology in employment and social settings, which focuses on the scientist-practioner method to address the problems associated with individuals and groups in these settings.