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

  • The Psychology Department Diversity and Inclusion Committee is pleased to announce our Anti-racism Grant Fund, designed to support members of the psychology department in seeking financial support for anti-racism events and initiatives.
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Graduate Student Paul Bogdan is the inaugural winner of the Thomas and Margaret Huang Graduate Fellowship.  He was chosen for his work using statistics and machine learning to gain insight into the processes underlying trust and productive social relationships.