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Psychology

Program Summary

The Master of Arts in psychology is a continuous, full-time program of study that leads to the Ph.D. You will develop your theoretical knowledge of both basic and applied psychology while you develop the research skills needed to become service practitioners or applied researchers.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Degree(s) Offered: M.A. in Psychology

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive and Instructional Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Neuroscience and Behavior
  • School Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 2

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted for fall admission only. All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S.
Clinical Psychology December 1 December 1
School Psychology December 15 December 15
Social and Industrial/Organizational Psychology January 15 January 15
Cognitive/Instructional Psychology February 1 February 1
Developmental Psychology February 1 February 1
Neurosciences and Behavior January 15 January 15

For More Information

Department of Psychology
Psychology-Computer Science Building, Room 400
Program website
815-753-0772

Director of Graduate Studies:
Brad J. Sagarin
bsagarin@niu.edu
815-753-7067

Application Contact:
Marjorie Holliday
mholliday@niu.edu
815-753-0772

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