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MA Admissions Requirements

The Admissions Committee looks for candidate’s demonstration of exceptional ability in professional background or training. Applicant credentials are evaluated as a composite on the basis of all information submitted in the admission process.

The following criteria are necessary for consideration:

  • a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution;
  • a major in psychology, social work, counseling, or demonstrated equivalent;
  • a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; and
  • for ABA concentration only: a satisfactory criminal background check.

In addition, relevant field experience in mental health service is desirable.

Applicants who do not meet the requirement for the major may be considered by submitting official transcripts demonstrating successful completion of approved Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Developmental Psychology courses. Grades of 3.0 or better must be earned in these three courses.

Applications are reviewed after receipt of all required documents. Individuals who meet all admission criteria may be invited for an interview. Upon completion of the interview, the Admissions Committee will make a decision about acceptance to the program.

Additional information for International Students International Student Forms.

ABA Certification Admissions Requirements

The Admissions Committee looks for candidate’s demonstration of exceptional ability in professional background or training.  Applicant credentials are evaluated as a composite on the basis of all information submitted in the admission process.

The following criteria are necessary for consideration:

  • A master’s degree from an accredited institution in either psychology, education or behavior analysis
  • A minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • A satisfactory criminal background check

In addition, relevant field experience in applied behavior analysis is desirable.

Applicants are reviewed after receipt of all required documents. Individuals who meet all admission criteria may be invited for an interview.  Upon completion of the interview, the Admissions Committee will make a decision about acceptance to the program.

Students enrolled in the MA program with an ABA concentration are not required to participate in an additional admissions process.

Additional information for International Students International Student Forms.

PsyD Admissions Requirements

MiSPP seeks individuals who are clinically minded, possess a mature focus, display strong interpersonal skills, demonstrate critical thinking, and who have the goal of becoming a practicing clinician. Well-rounded individuals with proven academic success, professionalism, and an understanding of the field are encouraged to apply. The Admissions Committee looks for a candidate’s demonstration of exceptional ability in professional background or training. Applicant credentials are evaluated as a composite on the basis of all information submitted in the admission process.

The following criteria are necessary for consideration:

  • a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum 2.5 GPA based on a 4.0 scale;
  • a master’s degree in psychology, social work or counseling from an accredited institution with a minimum 3.25 GPA based on a 4.0 scale;
  • graduate-level practicum; and
  • GRE general test scores (school code: 1413).

The priority deadline for applications is February 15th. All applications that have all required documents will be reviewed after that date. Individuals who meet all admission criteria may be invited for an interview. Upon completion of the interview, the Admissions Committee makes a decision about acceptance to the program.

Additional information for International Applicants International Student Forms.

Technology Requirements

The use of technology is integrated throughout the academic programs at MiSPP. Computing technology is used for communication, course assignments, research, tests, etc. See full list of technology requirements.

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