Apr 25, 2024  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

Psychology


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Chair: Leslie Matuszewich

Graduate Faculty

Larissa K. Barber, assistant professor, Ph.D., Saint Louis University
David J. Bridgett, associate professor, Ph.D., Washington State University
M. Anne Britt, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Presidential Research Professor, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Michelle K. Demaray, professor, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Amanda M. Durik, associate professor, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Lisa M. Finkelstein, professor, Ph.D., Tulane University
Angela Grippo, associate professor, Ph.D., University of Iowa
Michelle M. Lilly, associate professor, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Joseph P. Magliano, Distinguished Research Professor, Ph.D., University of Memphis
Christine K. Malecki, Presidential Engagement Professor, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Leslie Matuszewich, associate professor, Ph.D., University of Buffalo
Keith K. Millis, professor, Ph.D., Memphis State University
Nina S. Mounts, professor, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Julia A. Ogg, assistant professor, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Holly K. Orcutt, professor, Ph.D., State University of New York, Buffalo
Christopher P. Parker, associate professor, Ph.D., Rice University
Bradford H. Pillow, associate professor, Ph.D., Stanford University
Laura D. Pittman, associate professor, Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Alan Rosenbaum, professor, Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook
Brad J. Sagarin, professor, Ph.D., Arizona State University
Alecia M. Santuzzi, associate professor, Ph.D., Tulane University
Elizabeth C. Shelleby, assistant professor, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
John J. Skowronski, Distinguished Research Professor, Board of Trustees Professor, Ph.D., University of Iowa
David P. Valentiner, professor, Ph.D., University of Texas
Douglas Wallace, associate professor, Ph.D., Kent State University
Karen J. White, director, Psychological Services Center, Ph.D., Florida State University
Katja Wiemer, associate professor, Ph.D., University of Memphis
Kevin D. Wu, associate professor, Ph.D., University of Iowa

The Department of Psychology offers programs leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Preference will be given to applicants who show potential for doctoral work. The department offers a continuous program leading to the doctorate and the master’s thesis is regarded as a part of this training. An entitlement program leading to qualification for state certification as a school psychologist may be completed in conjunction with either the M.A. or the Ph.D. degree.

The majority of applications for graduate programs in psychology are accepted or rejected within six weeks, with deferral of decision on other applications until the month of April. In order to insure full consideration for admission, applications to the clinical area should be completed by December 1; applications to the school psychology area should be completed by December 15; applications to the social and industrial/organizational and neuroscience and behavior areas should be completed by January 15; and applications to the cognitive-instructional-developmental area should be completed by February 1.

Admission

In considering applicants for admission to its graduate programs, the department evaluates the general undergraduate GPA, preparation in undergraduate psychology courses, background in science and mathematics, GRE General Test scores, and letters of recommendation. An attempt is made to select the best applicants on a combination of indices, recognizing that no index is absolute. While there are no minimum requirements, applicants should have a GPA of at least 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) during the last two years of undergraduate work. Exceptions may be made under special conditions.

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