Department of Psychology at Illinois State University


Graduate Program

Advance Registration for SPRING 2016

Advance Registration for spring 2016 will begin on Monday, October 5 and will close on Thursday, November 5. Students may find out their registration date on Thursday, October 1, at


School Psychology Open House


Thursday, October 15, 2015
8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
551 DeGarmo Hall
Join us for the School Psychology Programs Open House. You will have an opportunity to learn about our doctoral and our specialist programs, meet the school psychology faculty and current graduate students, and visit our practicum sites. Lunch will be provided. The Open House is free, but a reservation is required by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 9. Contact Suzanne Ferrara at to make a reservation.
Open House flyer


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 December 2015 Graduation:
August 21, 2015 — Degree Audit
August 21, 2015 — Application for Completion of Degree
August 27, 2015 — Proposal Approval Form
September 29, 2015 — Dissertation Right to Defend
October 12, 2015 — Thesis Right to Defend
October 16, 2015 — Last day to defend dissertation
October 19, 2015 — Deposit dissertation in ProQuest
October 30, 2015 — Last day to defend thesis
November 2, 2015 — Deposit thesis in ProQuest
December 11, 2015 — 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


2014 Alumni Day
2014 University Research Symposium
2014 Honors Colloquium and Awards Ceremony