MSPS | Master of Science in Psychological Science

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The Master’s 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: Rhyann Robinson

    Rhyann is a first-year student in the MSPS program who is collaborating with Dr. Carla Hunter. In this Spotlight, Rhyann tells us about her goals for her study at Illinois.

Message from the Director


During the fall of 2017, the Department of Psychology launched a new Master’s of Science program (MSPS). The program has three major aims: to offer emerging scholars an opportunity to pursue and develop their research interests in collaboration with our renowned faculty; to strengthen the students’ knowledge of specialized topics in psychology and bolster their analytical skills through advanced quantitative coursework; and to scaffold the students’ future success by providing academic professional development.