Welcome to the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) – a Research 1 institution. We are delighted that you are considering graduate work in our department. Our goal is to train scholars and scientists who will contribute to the growth of psychological knowledge whether they ultimately choose to work in academic or applied settings. Students admitted to our program commit to obtaining the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology while majoring in one of our 5 main research areas: Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical, Cognitive, Community & Prevention and Social & Personality Psychology. Along the way, we look forward to celebrating milestones including the Masters of Arts degree. We do not offer admission to a terminal Masters degree, only the PhD program. Our students publish research articles in highly selective journals, win travel and presentation awards at national and international conferences and obtain extramural funding for their dissertation work. Our students also compete favorably upon graduation for post-doctoral and faculty positions as well as positions in industry.

We invite you to explore our application process to join our program and wish you the best of luck.