Program Description

The Clinical Psychology program at CMU maintains a balance between training in science and practice. Throughout their academic, clinical and research experiences students are provided with feedback, modeling and mentoring that foster the integration of current theory, research and practice. Upon graduation, students are prepared to pursue clinical or research careers. 

Research Opportunities and Assistantships

The program offers financial support for graduate students through graduate assistantships and fellowships. Students awarded graduate assistantships receive stipends and tuition scholarships. Graduate assistantship recipients may assist faculty with research, assist faculty with teaching, or independently teach a class.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Clinical Psychology program requires:

  • a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited university;
  • a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0;
  • at least 15 hours of undergraduate psychology coursework or the equivalent;
  • competitive scores on the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE; and
  • three strong letters of reference.

The following additional items are required and may be sent to the Department of Psychology, Central Michigan University, Sloan 139, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859 or via email at

The deadline for all application materials is December 1. In addition to grades and GRE scores (subject portion not required), the admissions committee is attentive to letters of recommendation, personal statements and relevant professional experiences. 

Apply online at First, click here for the complete Clinical Psychology application process.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate from the program, students must complete a minimum of 90 semester hours of graduate work beyond the bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. In addition, a doctoral dissertation and oral defense are required. 


The program is accredited by the American Psychological Association

Career Outlook

For More Information

George Ronan, Ph.D.
Director of Clinical Training
Sloan Hall 302

(989) 774-3001

Please visit our program website.

This academic program is housed within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.