School Specialist Application Process


The deadline for receipt of all applications materials is November 15, 2014 for the School Program. Admission is competitive with approximately eight to ten students accepted each year. An acceptable master's degree or 15 semester hours of undergraduate psychology or the equivalent as determined by the department. A 3.0 overall grade point average, transcripts, personal statement, three professional letters of recommendation and scores from the Graduate Record Examination (taken within the last five years) are required for admission. Students who are deficient in certain subject areas will be expected to make up these deficiencies in addition to the normally prescribed graduate course work for the degree.


Application Process

Deadline for entry in Fall 2015: November 15, 2014

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 TOEFL Code: 1106 (Required) The College of Graduate Studies will require a statement of purpose, which is different than the personal statement required in Step #3, the Information Form.

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

3. Information Form (Required)
Complete and submit the Information Form. Instructions for submitting this are included on the form.

4. Letters of Recommendation (Required)
Complete and submit three (3) Letter of Recommendation Forms to accompany three letters of reference. Instructions for submitting these are on the form.

5. GRE Scores (Required) (The subject portion of the GRE is not required)
You must request the Educational Testing Service (ETS) 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. (Optional)

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If you have any questions in regards to the above requirements please contact:
Robin Decker, Senior Administrative Assistant, or 989-774-6463
Central Michigan University, School Psychology Programs,
Sloan Hall 139, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
Thank you for your interest in CMU!