Department of Psychology at Illinois State University
Students who earn their master's degree will receive an excellent graduate-level education in basic research as well as skills in research methods, design, and statistics all of which prepare the student for pursuing a doctoral degree in the social sciences. Moreover, students who complete the degree will be well prepared to enter research careers in non-academic settings. In the years since the inception of the Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences Graduate Sequence, many students have completed their degrees, gone on to doctoral study, and moved into a wide range of rewarding academic and applied careers including:
While at Illinois State University, students work with faculty on research, generate their own projects, and frequently present their work at national, international, regional, and state conferences. Our students also publish their original works in a wide range of academic journals. Illinois State University further supports the professional activities of our students through its annual Graduate Research Symposium and by providing travel support to regional, national, and international conferences. The applied goals of our students can be supported with professional apprenticeships in a variety of community agencies, as well as apprenticeships in college teaching.
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