Department of Psychology

For Prospective Students

From the activity of brain cells to the interaction of individuals in groups, from emotions to memories, psychology attempts to understand the behaviors, experiences and mental activities of humans.

The Psychology Department offers the undergraduate B.S. degree in Psychology, Master of Science degrees in General Psychology, Clinical/Community Mental Health, Specialist Degree in School Psychology, and minors in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Gerontology and Forensic Psychology. If you would like to learn more about earning one of these degrees from Western Illinois University, please complete this form to receive more information about Western. 

How to Apply


Contact our Office of Admissions. They are happy to answer any of your questions.


Admission decisions are a two stage process, with admission to the Graduate School being determined separately from admission to the degree program in the Department of Psychology.