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Doctoral Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Master Degrees Offered: Master of Science (M.S.)

Online Degrees: None

Area(s) of Specialization (will appear on all ISU transcripts after graduation): Cognitive psychology (Ph.D.); Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.); Social psychology (Ph.D.);

Learning Goals that students in this program are expected to meet include:

  1. Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of scientific literature in the student's training area.
  2. Form testable hypotheses and articulate research objectives that have the potential to lead to significant scientific contributions to the field of study.
  3. Conduct quantitative research via appropriate acquisition, analysis, and reporting of data.
  4. Effectively communicate research findings orally and in writing.
  5. Adhere to ethical principles and demonstrate professionalism in research and/or practice.

Doctoral Degree Outcomes

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: Sarah Kallsen
Phone: 515-294-1742
E-mail Address:


ISU-wide: Academic Records, GPA, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadlines: Counseling, Cognitive, and Social Psychology - December 1st--No admissions for students seeking only the M.S. degree

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Program Requires GMAT : No

GRE General is required
Supplemental Application (contact

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 560
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 83
PTE 53
Duolingo (approved through spring 2023) 105

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application

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