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We offer B.A. and B.S. degrees with a major in psychology. Either program can be used to gain certification to teach social sciences at the junior and senior high school levels. In addition, we offer a minor in psychology. A departmental honors program is offered for qualified majors. Successful completion of the program leads to graduation with honors in psychology.

We offer a continuous program of graduate study leading to the Ph.D. degree. As part of their program of study, students complete a master’s degree with a research thesis. Because of the nature of research training, we expect that students will generally be enrolled full-time (12 hours per semester) throughout their graduate training. 

We provide advanced training in several areas of psychology including:

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

Contact Us

Northern Illinois University
Department of Psychology
Psychology-Computer Science Building, Room 400
DeKalb, IL  60115

815-753-0372
815-753-8088 (fax) 

Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Brad J. Sagarin
815-753-7063
bsagarin@niu.edu

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Dr. Amanda M. Durik
815-753-7069
adurik@niu.edu