Graduate Information Letter

Dear Student,


Thank you for your interest in the graduate programs offered by the Psychology Department at

Indiana State University. The Psychology Department offers degrees in two distinct graduate programs, each of which is summarized below. You can find additional information regarding our Psy.D. and Master’s programs on our web page at: . .

Additional information regarding these two programs can be found in the Graduate School Catalog which is available at:


The Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program is accredited by the American Psychological

Association (APA)*, and is designed to provide training in the professional applications of clinical psychology. The primary objective of the program is to equip graduates for the skilled delivery of clinical services. The emphasis in the program is on individualized clinical supervision, combined with broad practical experience and research training oriented toward clinical applications. The program is intended to train professional psychologists who will have a firm grounding in the foundations of psychology, including knowledge of normal and abnormal processes of thought, emotion, and behavior; the ability to evaluate critically their own and others’ clinical and programmatic interventions; and the ability to implement assessment and treatment techniques to meet a wide variety of mental health service needs. The deadline for receipt of completed applications to the Psy.D. program is December 1 for Fall admission. If you wish to receive full consideration of your application, all materials (including GRE scores) must be received by the December 1 deadline. (see link to ‘Application Procedures’ on our web site).


The Master’s Program in Experimental Psychology (M.A./M.S.) is a research-oriented general program and is especially suitable for students planning to pursue a Ph.D. in psychology or those seeking an advanced degree in a related discipline. It may be useful for students seeking employment in a variety of settings. Application to the Experimental Psychology program must be received by February 15 for Fall admission. For full consideration of your application, submit all materials (including GRE scores) by the February 15 deadline.


Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of further assistance. We invite you to contact

individual faculty members by e-mail from our web page if you have specific questions or would like further information regarding our graduate programs.





Virgil Sheets, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair

Psychology Department 

Indiana State University

Terre Haute, IN 47809

* Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation

American Psychological Association

751 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC  20002

Phone:  (202) 336-5979/Email:


Department of Psychology