Department of Psychology at Illinois State University


Graduate Program


Graduation Deadlines

If you plan to graduate in December, you must satisfy all of the Graduate School's deadlines (i.e., submitting a Degree Audit, filing a graduation application, thesis or dissertation defense, etc.). See the complete list of deadlines on the Graduate School's Academics (Graduation and Commencement) website.

Important Deadlines for May 2016 Graduation:
January 15, 2016 — Degree Audit
January 15, 2016 — Application for Completion of Degree
January 19, 2016 — Proposal Approval Form
March 1, 2016 — Dissertation Right to Defend
March 21, 2016 — Thesis Right to Defend
March 18, 2016 — Last day to defend a dissertation
March 21 — Deposit dissertation checklist materials in the Graduate School
April 1, 2016 — Last day to defend a thesis
April 4, 2016 — Deposit thesis checklist materials in the Graduate School
May 13, 2016 — College of Arts and Sciences Graduation



Congratulations to the following students:

  • Ora Bretall Scholarship (2015)
    Leah Marks, doctoral student, School Psychology
  • Audrey J. Grupe Fellowship in School Psychology (2015)
    Jennifer Hilger, specialist student, School School Psychology
    Allyson Satterlee, 2nd year specialist student, School Psychology
  • Charter Department Graduate Student of Excellence Award (2015)
    Brea Banks, doctoral graduate, School Psychology
  • James L. Fisher Outstanding Thesis Award (2015)
    Brian Day, master's graduate, Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences
  • Foundation Fellowship Award (2015)
    Margaret Christie, doctoral student, School Psychology
    Zachery Stillman, master's student, Quantitative Psychology
    Jacqueline Vermaat, master's student, Clinical-Counseling Psychology
  • Donald F. McHenry Fellowship (2015)
    Diana Steakley-Freeman, master's student, Quantitative Psychology
    Outstanding Psychology Graduate Assistant (2015)
    Angela Conte, master's graduate, Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences


2015 Alumni Day
2015 Honors Colloquium and Awards Ceremony
2015 University Research Symposium