MSPS | Master of Science in Psychological Science

  • MSPS Research Fair 2023
  • Sam DeHart, Class of 2023
  •  Tao Chen, Class of 2023
  •  Apoorva Nag, Class of 2023
  •  Le'Elle Davis, Class of 2023


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: Linyuan (Carol) Shi

    My name is Linyuan (Carol) Shi. I am a second year Master of Science in Psychological Science (MSPS) student who will soon become a PhD student working with Dr. Joshua Gulley. I recently finished a project that is a collaboration with Dr. Nu-Chu Liang’s lab on the effects of concurrent use of...

Message from the Director

Caroline Tancredy Congratulations to the Class of 2022! I want to express my gratitude to the graduates for entering the program when many of our labs were shifting their research procedures in response to pandemic-related safety protocols. This cohort met in person for the first time in their second year of the program. Yet, they cultivated productive working relationships with faculty advisors and team members. Each student made tremendous progress by establishing clear goals and managing complex research projects. They often created research materials from scratch and learned techniques without...