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Degrees Offered

  • Accelerated M.S. in Applied Psychology (only current SIU undergraduate students can apply)
  • Ph.D. in Psychology – Applied Psychology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Clinical Psychology (Adult/Child)     

* Please Note - Program is Ph.D. track. We do not offer a terminal M.A. degree, though students earn the M.A. en route to Ph.D. For more information about M.S., Please see department.


Application Fee - $65

Tests Required: 

  • GRE required for the Psychology – Behavioral Analysis and Therapy Specialization Ph.D. program


  • December 1st for Clinical Psychology is last day to submit applications for Fall 2024 admission
  • February 1st for Applied Psychology and Brain and Cognitive Sciences is last day to submit applications for Fall 2024 admission

(New Admits, Fall entry only. Students progressing from M.A. to Ph.D., Fall, Spring, Summer entry allowed. Current SIU undergraduates can apply to the accelerated M.S. in Applied Psychology for all terms.)

Areas of Interest:

  • Applied Psychology - M.A., M.S., Ph.D.
  • Brain and Cognitive Sciences - M.A., Ph.D.
  • Clinical Psychology (Adult/Child) - M.A., Ph.D. 

Contact Information 


Life Sciences II Room 281A
Mailcode - 6502
Carbondale, IL-62901

For complete details - Visit the Psychology Web page

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