Each year the program admits approximately five students who demonstrate promise in academic, clinical, and research training. Drs. Sarah Domoff, James Gerhart, Elizabeth Meadows, Reid Skeel, and Nathan Weed plan on admitting one student each for the 2020-2021 academic year. Drs. Larissa Niec and George Ronan do not anticipate admitting a student for the 2020-2021 academic year. All incoming doctoral students in clinical psychology will receive a guarantee of full support (24 credit hours tuition remission per year, and a stipend of approximately $14,000/year) for four years of study. 

In addition to academic transcripts and GRE scores (Psychology Subject Test not required), the Admissions Committee is attentive to grades, letters of recommendation, personal statement, and relevant professional and research experiences. 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.​


Curriculum

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 104 graduate credit hours. Some courses may be waived based on prior graduate work, but no more than 30 credit hours can be transferred.

Deadlines & Dates

The deadline for receipt of all applications materials is December 1, 2019, when review of applications begins. By January 16th, invitations will be issued via email to a small number of applicants to attend the Open House. The Open House will be held on campus on Friday, February 15. Attendance is not required, but is strongly encouraged. The first offers of admission will be issued the week of Monday, February 18. Admissions will continue until the class of five students is complete. Open House invitees are encouraged to remain in close contact with the Admissions Committee throughout the process.

Application Process

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
  •  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

For an update on your application status, please call (989) 774-4444.

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 website and then completing the KCP Future Faculty Fellows 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.

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!