Admission Process

Note: Drs. David Acevedo, Larissa Niec, George Ronan, Reid Skeel, and Nathan Weed each anticipate admitting one student for the 2014-2015 academic year. Drs. Stuart Quirk, Donna Ronan, and Elizabeth Meadows will not be admitting students for the 2014-2015 academic 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. Although some courses may be waived based on prior graduate work, no more than 30 credit hours can be transferred.  


Application Deadline

The deadline for receipt of all applications materials is December 1 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 select students who have general academic preparation in psychology and psychology-related research methodology.

Application Process
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program
Application Process
Deadline: December 01, 2014
1. Complete and submit an application with all required application materials to the College of Graduate Studies at (Domestic and International). The College of Graduate Studies will require a statement of purpose{ , which is different than the personal statement required in Step #2, the Clinical Information Form.
2. Complete and submit the *Clinical Information Form (Required).
3. Mail official transcripts to: College of Graduate Studies, Central Michigan University, Foust Hall 100, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859. (Required)
4. Complete and submit three *Recommendation for Admission Forms to accompany three letters of reference. The letters can be sent to or mailed directly to us: CMU, Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology Program, Sloan Hall 139, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859. (Required) 
5. You must request that the Educational Testing Service (ETS) send an official copy of your GRE scores to the Chairperson, Clinical Admissions Committee, Department of Psychology, Central Michigan University, Sloan 101D, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48859. The code for Central Michigan University is 1106 and the Clinical Program Code number is 2001. (Required)
(The subject portion of the GRE is not required)
6. Email a vita/resume to (Optional)
7. We encourage all applicants to be familiar with APA's Rules for Acceptance of Offers for Admission and Financial Aid.
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Offers and Acceptance Policy
The 2013 updated CUDCP Policy of Offers and Admissions is now available on the website for download ( Or Click Here for the short version of the policy. Click here for "General information about why CUDCP programs are great".
Contact Information
If you have any difficulty accessing or completing these forms online, please contact:

Robin Decker, Clinical Program Senior Administrative Assistant, 989-774-6463,
Central Michigan University, Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program
Sloan Hall 139, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
Thank you for your interest in CMU!


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