MSPS | Master of Science in Psychological Science

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The Master of Science in Psychological Science Degree at Illinois prepares emerging scholars  for doctoral level work or jobs in industry through engagement in advanced coursework, collaborative research with world renown scholars, and professional development targeted to master's students goals.


  • Student Spotlight: Jingfeng Zhang

    My name is Jingfeng Zhang. I am in my second year of the MSPS program where I co-lead a project in the Learning and Language Laboratory with Professor Jon Willits. We aim to create a simulation of humans in a natural environment, using neural networks built with Unity3d to visualize the...

Message from the Director

Caroline Tancredy The Master of Science in Psychological Science program provides an avenue for students to explore and hone their interests. In our program, students take a deep dive into their topics of interest and devote themselves to ongoing research. Importantly, we encourage students to consider the industries they may want to enter and to use their time in the MSPS program to acquire additional skills that will facilitate their success. Increasingly, students need to acquire programming and coding skills—such as Python, Psychopy, and JavaScript—to develop the methods they will use in their research....