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Research Psychology (MS)

Research Psychology (MS)
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Advance your psychology research career

DePaul’s MS in Research Psychology will prepare you for further doctoral training or for a range of psychology-related careers, such as statistical consulting and teaching. In our program you’ll receive a solid grounding in theory, essential training in research methods and breadth of knowledge in several areas of psychology. You'll also contribute to new developments in psychology through a research project guided by your faculty mentor.

The MS in Research Psychology program can be completed in two years. Classes are offered during the day on the Lincoln Park Campus.

For international students: this is a STEM-designated program, which can qualify you to extend your post-graduation stay in the United States.​​

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Make an impact in the community

DePaul’s connections with community organizations across Chicago give you a variety of opportunities to hone your applied and research skills. You can also gain hands-on research experience within DePaul’s psychology centers and labs.

Application Deadlines

Applications are due April 20 for fall admission.

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, résumé, personal statement, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, official transcripts and course history list.

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Required Courses

You’ll complete eight core courses, three electives, and a master’s thesis or capstone project.

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of Psychology graduates were employed, continuing their education or pursuing other goals within six months of graduation.


The reported median salary for Psychology alumni was $59,040.

Learn & work with noted research experts in the field

Professor Joseph Ferrari has been recognized for his extensive research and mentoring by the American Psychological Association. He’s a pioneering researcher of chronic procrastination and an expert in social-personality and applied social-community psychologies.

“This program taught me how to translate theory to practice, critically analyze research, and to competently and ethically conduct social science research. I was prepared to meet the demands of a doctoral program, having already completed a two-year research thesis project. The faculty are incredibly supportive and knowledgeable, and the training and guidance I received from my advisor was top-notch!”

Jade (MS ’09)

Insights Consulting, Behavioral Consultant and Doctoral Student, Indiana University School of Social Work
Jade, DePaul Environmental Science and Studies student 

Alumni Network

You’ll find DePaul psychology alumni working in a variety of industries, such as Advocate Health Care, Cisco, McDonald’s Corp. and United Airlines. You’ll be connected to a large network of more than 201,000 DePaul alumni, the majority of whom live in the Chicago area.


Graduate school is an investment in your future. Learn more about the financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to you.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact The Office of Graduate Admission for DePaul’s College of Science and Health at (773) 325-7315 or

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