Why Choose EIU?
Michael Mendez - Internship Opportunities
Students complete a 100-hour practicum and 600-hour internship in a mental health setting during their second year. This capstone experience allows students the opportunity to put into action the skills they have learned in their courses. Students have completed their internships in a variety of local agencies, including university counseling centers, community mental health centers, and inpatient units.
Sanja Trtanj - Internship Opportunities
We typically have four Graduate Assistantship (GA) positions in the Department for first year students, which allow students to work with our faculty and receive a stipend and tuition waiver. Many of our students are successful in obtaining a GA position at local agencies, which the Coordinator helps facilitate. These GA positions also come with a stipend (salary) and tuition waiver.
Sonia Shah - Graduate Assistantship Opportunities
Hands on Research Opportunities
Students take two course in statistics and research design before completing the capstone thesis project in their second year. Theses typically involve collecting data with human subjects, and students tackle interesting problems in clinical psychology.
Dr Anu Sharma and Graduate Candidate Kristina Decker
Dr Anu Sharma and Graduate Candidate Kristina Decker discuss their research focused on children of alcoholics.
Welcoming of International Students
Yamini Bellare - International Students
We routinely admit International students into our program. We have a strong University International Students and Scholars program, which helps facilitate this process.
Individuals with a master's degree in psychology generally find a diverse employment field available. This degree provides the training and education necessary to function as a professional in the field of applied psychology. Many of our graduates have secured employment in human services settings; however, many are employed in the industrial and private sectors. We also routinely have students who continue their education in doctoral programs.