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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.

In the state of Michigan, institutions that offer doctoral degrees in psychology need to have their programs nationally accredited or designated by August 31, 2015. National Register designation was received April 14, 2014. MiSPP’s PsyD program meets the Association of State & Provincial Psychology Boards/National Register of Health Service Psychologists “Guidelines for Defining ‘Doctoral Degree in Psychology.’” Therefore, graduates of this designated program who decide to apply for licensing as a psychologist typically will meet the educational requirements for licensing in the United States and Canada. However, in each jurisdiction there are additional requirements that must be satisfied. For exact information, please contact the state, provincial, or territorial licensing board in the jurisdiction in which you plan to apply. MiSPP supports the national accreditation requirement and is well underway working toward APA accreditation for the PsyD program. See Accreditation for more information.

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.