​​​The deadline for receipt of all applications materials is December 1​, 2020 for the School Doctoral 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.​ NOTE: Dr. Timothy Hartshorne will not be supervising students for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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 Deadline

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is December 1, 2020 for the School Doctoral 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 : December 1, 2019

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.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 (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: 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, School 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 will not be required for the 2020-2021 application year.

We encourage all applicants to be familiar with the American Psychological Association's guidelines for accepting offers for admission and financial aid.

Contact Information

If you have any questions in regards to the above requirements please contact:
Betty Schulte, Administrative Assistant,
schul4bl@cmich.edu​ or 989-774-6463
Central Michigan University, School​ Psychology Programs,
Sloan Hall 139, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
Fax number: 989-774-2553​

Thank you for your interest in CMU!