PhD in Psychology

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From its inception in 1904, the department has distinguished itself with outstanding faculty, research programs, and the best and brightest graduate students. Consistently ranked one of the top graduate programs in the country, the department nurtures an environment of collaborative and independent research and outstanding scholarship. At the University of Illinois we provide the resources, the network, and the experience for mature young scholars to become committed professionals who make unique contributions to the field of psychology and beyond.

Graduate Program News

  • Cognitive Neuroscience Graduate Student Parham Mostame is one of seven graduate students awarded the 2020 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellowship.  He was chosen for his work investigating the role of alpha brain rhythms in attention and alertness. 
  • The Department of Psychology's Convocation took place on May 12, 2019 in Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.