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: Maggie Palmiero

    My name is Maggie Palmiero. I am a second year Master of Science in Psychological Science (MSPS) student, and I work closely with both my advisor, Dr. Chris Fraley, and the director of the MSPS program, Dr. Caroline Tancredy. Over the past year and a half, I have conducted original research...

Message from the Director

Caroline Tancredy This May Austin Ashley, Kristina Howell, Hunter Meyers, Maggie Palmiero, Yinuo Peng, Ajith Senthil, Iris Yan, Yuji Yao, and Chenhao Zhao will graduate and continue their journey as students, educators, scientists, and mentors. As our sixth graduating class, they stand out as the cohort that has demonstrated the greatest investment in peer mentorship by actively supporting each other, future MSPS students, and undergraduates. First, each person in this cohort offers their knowledge and skills to bolster each other’s success.  Typically, students who enter our program have unique educational...