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Graduate Psychology Schools in Illinois

Graduate Psychology Schools in Illinois with Degree Program Overviews

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Graduate Psychology Programs

The graduate psychology programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign consistently rank in the nation's top five programs. The department is separated into nine divisions: Biological, Brain & Cognition, Clinical/Community, Cognitive, Developmental, Quantitative, Social-Personality, Industrial-Organizational, and Visual Cognition and Human Performance.

Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology

The emphasis of Illinois' Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology is on equipping students with exceptional research skills in whatever field they choose. Students work closely with the faculty in addition to using multiple dependent measures in their area of study.

Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology

The Developmental Division of Illinois' Department of Psychology is focused on two major areas of development: cognitive and linguistic development and emotional, social, and personality development. Both areas look at the role of culture in the development of children.

Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Illinois' graduate program in Industrial-Organizational Psychology has been at the top of programs of its kind for over forty years. The focus of this division is on the study of psychological phenomena within work organizations. The program's philosophy is to train students for fundamental research and theory as it applies to individuals within organizations.

Contact Information

* Address: 603 E. Daniel Street, Champaign, IL 61820

* Phone Number: (217) 333-0631

Northwestern University's Graduate Psychology Programs

Northwestern University offers some of the top graduate psychology programs in the country. Considering the school's all-around commitment to excellence, it's no surprise that Northwestern's Department of Psychology is so highly ranked. The department offers five Ph.D. programs in the following areas: Clinical Psychology, Personality Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology, and Brain, Behavior, and Cognition (BBC).

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

Northwestern's Clinical Psychology program is geared towards students who wish to pursue careers in research and in teaching clinical psychology. The program adheres to a clinical scientist model, but also has an eclectic, adult focus.

Ph.D. in Brain, Behavior, and Cognition (BBC)

The BBC program provides training where neural and cognitive sciences meet. The faculty consists of eight full-time members who are constantly researching how human beings perceive the world, acquire knowledge, retrieve memories, communicate and interact with others, and practice complex cognitive functions.

Ph.D. in Social Psychology

The Social Psychology program at Northwestern is built around the goal of producing researchers and teachers of the highest caliber. The program provides intensive training in research methods, statistical analysis, and a wide range of theoretical perspectives.

Contact Information

* Address: Swift Hall 102, 2029 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208-2710

* Phone Number: (847) 491-5190

University of Chicago's Graduate Psychology Programs

The University of Chicago's psychology doctoral programs are prestigious and well-respected. Every year, graduates from these programs go on to become some of the field's leading researchers and teachers. The department offers training in four different areas: Cognition, Developmental, Integrative Neuroscience, and Social.

Ph.D. in Cognition Psychology

The Cognition program at the University of Chicago is committed to training students to become well-rounded researchers and scholars. This program's unique approach crosses disciplinary boundaries and focuses on research questions with both theoretical and practical significance.

Ph.D. in Integrative Neuroscience

The Integrative Neuroscience program provides unprecedented research and training opportunities for the next generation of behavioral, cognitive, and social neuroscientists. Training is provided across disciplines for this degree as well.

Contact Information

* Address: 5848 S. University Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637

* Phone Number: (773) 702-8403

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