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: Yifan (Catherine) Yang

    My name is Yifan (Catherine) Yang. I am a second-year student in MSPS program, where I am a member of Dr. Daniel Simons’ lab. My research with Dr. Simons focuses on attention and visual perception. My interest in attention began during my undergraduate study at Whitman College. After taking...

Message from the Director

Caroline Tancredy In mid-March of 2020, our students left campus for spring break with the ominous possibility that they may not be coming back to the department and their labs in the near future. In a department that enjoys a hearty research momentum, the idea of suspending research seemed absurd. We went home and began to plan for the unimaginable scenario of changing our research agendas. As the realities of the pandemic started to set in, the flood of email announcing changes in procedures and practices temporarily displaced the productive inflow of lab communications. The deluge of email and news that...