Application Deadline

The deadline for for receipt of all application materials is January 1, 2021 for the Experimental Psychology 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.

Application Process

​Deadline for entry in Fall 2021: January 1, 2021

Application to Central Michigan University

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.c​mich.ed​u/.

  • Apply online:
  • 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​ (required) should be sent to the College of Graduate Studies, Central Michigan University, 802 Industrial Drive, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
PLEASE NOTE:  For an update on your application status, please call (989) 774-4444.​​

Application materials to be sent to the Psychology Department

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

2. Information Form (Required)​

Complete and submit the Information Form. Scan and email this completed form along with attachments to​. If you are not able to email these materials, you can mail them directly to: Central Michigan University, Experimental 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 scan and email this form with their letter of recommendation to If they are not able to email these materials, they can send them directly to:  Central Michigan University, Experimental Psychology Program, Sloan 139, Mt. Pleasant, MI  48859
4. 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 Experimental Psychology, Central Michigan University, Sloan Hall 139, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48859. 

  • The code for Central Michigan University is 1106
  • The Experimental Psychology Program Code number is 2007

We require submission of recent GRE General Test scores as part of our admissions process. Because of public health concerns, the GRE is currently administered on your own computer at home and is proctored online.  In the months of July, August, and September of 2020, home testing will be available daily. For details of testing in October and beyond, please visit the GRE at Home website.

GRE fee reductions may be available for those with financial need through the Educational Testing Service.

Graduate students in Experimental Psychology have traditionally received an Assistantship consisting of a tuition waiver and a modest stipend. Due to budget constraints, we currently are unable to offer funding for graduate students admitted during the 2021-2022 academic year. Tuition and fees for the first year of the program is estimated at around $18,000.

Contact Information

If you have any questions in regards to the above requirements please contact:
Betty Schulte, Administrative Assistant, or 989-774-6463
Central Michigan University, Experimental Psychology Programs,
Sloan Hall 139, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
Fax number: 989-774-2553​

Thank you for your interest in CMU!​