Each year the program admits approximately five students who demonstrate promise in academic, clinical, and research training. Drs. Sarah Domoff, James Gerhart, Elizabeth Meadows, Larissa Niec and Reid Skeel plan on admitting one student each for the 2019-2020 academic year. Drs. George Ronan and Nathan Weed do not anticipate admitting a student for the 2019-2020 academic year.

In addition to criteria such as grades and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, the admissions committee is attentive to research experience, work experience, and letters of recommendation. Applicant research interests and professional goals are used to match each applicant with a clinical faculty mentor prior to admission. After an initial screening of submitted materials, the most qualified applicants are invited to an Open House to tour the facilities and meet with clinical faculty.​


All students are accepted into the program on a full-time basis. Before arriving on campus, each student is assigned a clinical faculty ​mentor who aids the student in her or his 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, 2018 for the Clinical Program. In addition to academic transcripts and GRE scores (Psychology Subject Test not required), the Admissions Committee is attentive to letters of recommendation, personal statement, and relevant professional and research experiences.

Application Process

Deadline for entry in Fall 2019: December 1, 2018

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: https://apply.cmich.edu
  • 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 achievements 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 should be sent to the College of Graduate Studies, Central Michigan University, 802 Industrial Drive, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858

*Please note that "Track My App" online is not updating properly at this time. It may show that you are missing documents that have already been submitted.

Additional Required Items

The following items are required and need to be sent to the Department of Psychology, Sloan 139, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859 or via email: psyapps@cmich.edu.

2. Information Form (Required)​
Complete and submit the Information Form. Print and send this completed form along with attachments to psyapps@cmich.edu 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) send an official copy of your GRE scores to the Department of Psychology, Central Michigan University, Sloan Hall 139, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48859.

  • The code f​or 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.​

Mitch Prinstein, Ph.D., ABPP - Mitch's Uncensored Advice for Applying to Graduate School in Clinical Psychology-revised 2017.

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​.apa.org

Contact Information

If you have any questions with regard to the above requirements please contact:

Betty Schulte, Administrative Assistant
schul4bl@cmich.edu 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!