School Doctoral Application Process

​​​The deadline for receipt of all applications materials is November 15, 2015 for the School Program.  Minimum admission requirements include an undergraduate major in psychology or at least 15 semester hours of psychology and a 3.0 overall grade point average. A background in scientific psychology and basic research methodology including statistics and experimental psychology is strongly weighted to assure that students will be conversant with research. Students who do not meet the required 15 semester hours of basic psychology courses, but appear qualified for doctoral study, are required to remedy deficiencies as part of their initial coursework. The Doctoral Admissions Committee will identify what coursework is necessary and inform the student about remediation.​

In addition to grades and GRE scores (taken within five years of application), the Doctoral Admissions Committee is very attentive to letters of recommendation, personal statements, and relevant professional experiences. Work history, professional goals, capacity for relating to and working with other people, emotional maturity and stability, and motivation also are considered. GRE scores are viewed as one predictor of the likelihood of success in graduate study. Consequently, for applicants who already hold a graduate degree in school psychology or a related field, greater weight is given to prior graduate school performance than GRE scores.

 

Application Process

Deadline for entry in fall 2016: November 15, 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.edu/. TOEFL Code: 1106 (Required) The College of Graduate Studies will require a statement of purpose, which is a brief state​ment of why you are applying to the School Psychology Doctoral Program, 200 words or less. The statement of purpose required by the College of Graduate Studies is different from the Personal Summary, required for the Information Form (item #3 below), which is a detailed paper describing your research and clinical interests, career objectives, and reasons for applying to the Doctoral Program in School Psychology at Central Michigan University.

 

2. Mail Official Transcripts (Required)
Mail official transcripts to: College of Graduate Studies, Central Michigan University, Foust Hall 100, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859.


3. Information Form (Required)
Complete and submit the Information Form. This form requires two attachments, 1. Resume/Vita and 2. Personal Summary( a paper, no longer than 3 pages, describing your research and clinical interests, career objectives, and reasons for applying to the Doctoral Program in School Psychology. This form needs to be submitted directly to the Psychology Department at the address listed at the bottom of this page​. The form can be found by clicking on the link below.


4. Letter of Recommendation Form (Required)
Complete and submit three Letter of Recommendation form to accompany three letters of reference. You will need to fill out the top portion of this form and give to your references. Your references need to complete the bottom portion of this form and attach it to your letter of recommendation and submit it directly to the Psychology Department at the address listed at the bottom of this page. The form can be found by clicking on the link below.


5. GRE Scores (Required) (The subject portion of the GRE is not required)
You must request the Educational Testing Service (ETS) http://www.ets.org/gre to send an official copy of your GRE scores to the Department of School Psychology, Central Michigan University, Sloan Hall 139, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48859. The code for Central Michigan University is 1106 and the School Psychology Program Code number is 3406.


6. Optional Forms & Information
​Complete the Martin Luther King. Jr./César Chávez/Rosa Parks Future Faculty 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

 
 
If you have any questions in regards to the above requirements please contact:
 
Robin Decker, Senior Administrative Assistant,
decke1rk@cmich.edu or 989-774-6463
Central Michigan University, School Psychology Programs,
Sloan Hall 139, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859.


Thank you for your interest in CMU!

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