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Licensure

The programs at MiSPP follow the practitioner-scholar model where academic knowledge and scientific research is applied in clinical and professional experience. The educational and training programs prepare students to obtain licensure for employment in a clinical setting.


MA Graduate License

For a Michigan license, applicants are required to have a criminal background check as well as answer additional questions relevant to eligibility for the professional practice in psychology. Students should be aware of the detailed licensure application information that may be obtained from the website for the State of Michigan, Board of Psychology.

Graduates of this accredited program are eligible to apply for the Temporary Limited License in Psychology (TLLP) in the State of Michigan. After successfully completing 2,000 postgraduate hours of supervised clinical experience, and passing the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP), graduates may apply for the Permanent Limited License (LLP) at the Master’s level.

For licensure out of state, it is incumbent upon students to research the requirements of specific states in which they wish to practice.


PsyD Graduate License

After successfully completing the coursework of the first two years of the PsyD Program, students are awarded the PsyS degree and may become eligible to apply for licensure as a Temporary Limited License Psychologist (TLLP) in the State of Michigan.

Graduates of the PsyD program may apply for the Limited License Psychologist (LLP). After completing 2,000 postgraduate hours of supervised clinical experience and passing the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP), PsyD graduates are eligible to become a (fully) Licensed Psychologist (LP) in the State of Michigan.

The education and training at MiSPP operates within the parameters set forth by the State of Michigan Board of Psychology. Applicants are required to have a criminal background check as well as answer additional questions relevant to eligibility for the professional practice in psychology. Students should be aware of the detailed licensure application information that may be obtained from the website for the State of Michigan, Board of Psychology.

On July 13, 2010, Governor Jennifer Granholm signed Senate Bill 1315 (Jacobs) which provides in state law that institutions that offer doctoral degrees in psychology need to have their programs nationally accredited by August 31, 2015. This initiative, referred to as Public Act 121 of 2010, was supported by the Department of Community Health. Initially, the Michigan Board of Psychology promulgated a rule which required doctoral degree programs to have national accreditation by August 1, 2011; however, this law statutorily extends that deadline to August 31, 2015. MiSPP supports the national accreditation requirement and is well underway working toward achieving this designation.

For licensure out of state, it is the students’ responsibility to research the requirements of specific states where they wish to practice. The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) publishes this information in its Handbook of Licensing and Certification Requirements for Psychologists in North America.