We know that some applicants are finding it difficult to arrange to take the GRE in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. If you have taken the GRE we will accept your unofficial scores and you should provide them as usual. However, if you have not yet taken the GRE, you can still apply. We will fully consider your application and you will not be penalized for not having the GRE as part of your application for the Fall 2021 application cycle.
We appreciate your interest in the Department of Psychology's Master of Science in Psychological Science program and welcome your application for admission.
University of Illinois Graduate College Application
Your personal statement should address your research interests, identify faculty members with whom you'd like to work, and discuss your career goals or plans for the future. Use this statement to tell the admission committee relevant details about yourself and your application. It should not exceed 3 double-spaced pages in length.
Academic History from degree granting institutions are uploaded while completing the application form. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application.
The CV/Resume is your opportunity to highlight your accomplishments including relevant research experience, publications, awards, volunteer work, skills, and evidence to diversity and inclusion.
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters are required. In your online application, you will need to provide the following information about each recommender: name, address, title, organization, relationship to you (professor, employer, etc), and email address. You can submit additional references, but we ask that you do not exceed 5 letters.
The General Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required. To ease the financial burden of applying for graduate education, we will accept your unofficial GRE scores in your initial application. The Subject test is recommended, but not required. We do not have a requirement for minimum scores. Our Institution Code is 1836 (Department code is 2016, but is not necessary).
Domestic applicants will be required to submit a $70 application fee. International applicants will be required to submit a $90 application fee. If you are a University of Illinois employee (Academic Professional, Civil Service, or Faculty), or a fee waiver recipient (I-Promise Scholar, McNair Scholar, Project 1000 Applicant, Big Ten Academic Alliance Applicant, or SROP Participant), you may select your eligibility for an application fee waiver in the online application.
Additional Requirements for International Applicants:
Additional Degree Information
International applicants must meet minimum requirements based on their country of origin.
Evidence of English Proficiency
English proficiency is typically demonstrated via the TOEFL exam or IELTS.
International applicants who are requesting F-1 or J-1 visa eligibility documents are required to submit Proof of Funding Documentation. These documents are not required at the time of application, but will be requested later in the review process if needed.
Deadline: December 10, 2020
If you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (217) 333-2169.
Note: If your contact information changes after applying, please notify us immediately.