Clinical Psychology Application Process

​​​​Note: Drs. Larissa Niec, Stuart Quirk, Elizabeth Meadows, George Ronan, and Reid Skeel​ may consider admitting one student each for the 2016-2017academic year. 


Students are accepted into the program on a full-time basis. Before arriving on campus, each student is assigned a clinical faculty ​member. This faculty member aids the student in his or her passage through the program. Students entering with a BA/BS degree are required to complete approximately 108 graduate credit hours. Some courses may be waived based on prior graduate work, but, no more than 30 credit hours can be transferred.  


Application Deadline

The deadline for all applications materials is December 1, 2015 for the Clinical Program. 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. Admissions criteria is used to select students who have general academic preparation in psychology and psychology-related research methodology.


Application Process

Deadline for entry in Fall 2016: December 1, 2015

1. CMU College of Graduate Studies Application (Required)
Complete and submit an application with all required application materials to the College of Graduate Studies at https://apply.cmich.ed​u/.
  • Apply online 
  • Statement of purpose (required) for the College of Graduate Studies, this is a brief statement describing your purpose and general plans for graduate study at CMU. It needs to be only 200-300 words in length. It may include information about activities and ach​​ievements which are related to your proposed field of specialization as well as your career plans after graduation. The Department of Psychology requires a personal statement which is a very detailed paper and is explained on the Information Form, Item #2 on this page, see below.
  • Transcripts (required) should be sent to the College of Graduate Studies, Central Michigan University, Foust Hall 100, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859

The following items are required and need to be sent to the Department of Psychology, Sloan 139, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859 or via email:​​ or fax 989-774-2553

2. Information Form (Required)​
Complete and submit the Information Form. Print and send this completed form along with attachments to or mail it to : Central Michigan University, Clinical Psychology Program, Sloan 139, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859

3. Letters of Recommendation (Required)
Three letters of recommendation are required, please complete the top portion of the Letter of Recommendation form and have your letter writers submit this form with their letter of recommendation.

4. GRE Scores (Required) (The subject portion of the GRE is not required)
You must request the Educational Testi​ng Service (ETS) to send an official copy of your GRE scores to the Department of Clinical Psychology, Central Michigan University, Sloan Hall 139, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48859. 

  • The code for Central Michigan University is 1106 
  • The Clinical Psychology Program Code number is 2001.
5. Optional Forms & Information
You can read more about the King-Chavez-Parks (KCP) Fellowship by viewing the KCP webpage and then completing the Martin Luther King. Jr./César Chávez/Rosa Parks Future Faculty Fellows Program application.

We encourage all applicants to be familiar with APA's Rules for Acceptance of Offers for Admission and Financial Aid. Click here to view the APA web site: www​

If you have any questions in regards to the above requirements please contact:

Betty Schulte, Senior Administrative Assistant, or 989-774-6463
Central Michigan University, Clinical Psychology Programs,
Sloan Hall 139, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
Fax number: 989-774-2553​

Thank you for your interest in CMU!