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

  • Written by Diana Yates Illinois News Bureau Photo Credit: Michelle Hassel A new study finds that the more a person stares at themself while talking with a partner in an online chat, the more their mood degrades over the course of the conversation. Alcohol use appears to worsen the problem, the...
  • Congratulations to Megan Finnegan on being named to the 2022 class of Backman Institute Graduate Fellows! Megan is currently pursuing two Ph.D.s in psychology and neuroscience.  Finnegan is examining the relationship between female teenagers’ well-being and a type of cyberbullying called online...