MSPS | Master of Science in Psychological Science

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  • MSPS Grads
  • Stephanie Kern
  • Chris Crawford
  • Wing Sze


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: Yadong Dai

    We invited Yadong Dai to join our MSPS program because of his notable achievements and interest in memory research. Originally, Yadong studied civil engineering at the Sichuan University.

Message from the Director

Caroline Tancredy

In application season, thousands of aspiring students will write a personal statement about the sources of their interests, preparatory experiences, and research goals. Simply put, they will explain how they have come to decide to pursue graduate study and where they hope to go. Some students who apply to the MSPS program have a well-formed idea of how psychological science can prepare them for their future career, but others seek to hone their interests. They don’t yet know where the road will lead.