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Admissions FAQs

Can I schedule an individual visit?

Yes. We offer individual campus tours and appointments Monday through Friday. Please email admissions@mispp.edu or call 248.476.1122, ext. 117. Admissions can assist you in talking with a current student, faculty member or alumni.

How many years will it take me to complete each program?

The MA in Clinical Psychology may be completed in a 11 months with a full-time schedule or in two years with a part-time schedule. The PsyD in Clinical Psychology is a minimum four year, full-time program.

Full-time enrollment allows program completion in 11 months. Part-time enrollment allows completion in two to three years, customizable with students. – See more at: http://mispp.edu/academics/master-of-arts/#sthash.tL5IjVEA.dpuf

Are graduate programs offered online?

The master’s and doctoral programs are on-site only. However, there are certain courses that may include online components. We do offer an online certificate program in the Psychology of Aging & Well-Being.

Can I get my bachelor’s degree at MiSPP?

No, MiSPP is solely a graduate institution.

Do you need a degree in psychology to apply?

You must have, or be completing a bachelor’s degree to apply to the MA program. If your major is not in psychology, social work, counseling or a demonstrated equivalent, you may still be considered for admission upon completion of required prerequisite coursework.

For the PsyD program, a graduate major in psychology, social work, or counseling is required.

Are your programs accredited?

MiSPP is accreHigher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliationdited by the Higher Learning Commission/North Central Association.

*The Higher Learning Commission/ 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400/ Chicago, Illinois/ 60602-2504/ Phone: 800.621.7440, 312.263.0456/ Fax: 312.263.7462 http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org


Is the GRE required?

The GRE general test is required for admission to the PsyD program. The GRE must have been taken within 5 years of your intended start term at MiSPP. MiSPP’s school code is 1413.

What are the admission requirements?

Click here to view the admission requirements for the MA program.
Click here to view the admission requirements for the PsyD program.

Can I defer my acceptance?

Yes, you may defer your application for one year; however, new admission requirements may apply. Some admission materials may need to be resubmitted within that year. You may also be required to re-interview.​

Do I have to send all of my admissions documents together?

No, you can send in documents individually and they will be added to your file. Applications will only be reviewed upon receipt of all required documents.

Do you provide housing?

MiSPP does not offer campus housing. Farmington Hills and surrounding areas offer a wide variety of living options depending on budget and preferences.

How many pages should my personal essay be?

Your personal essay is a very important part of your application and should be 2-3 pages in length. When writing your essay, be sure to address all three points listed on the application checklist.

Can I apply to MiSPP while still completing my bachelor’s or master’s degree?

Yes. However, your acceptance will be conditional upon the completion of this degree prior to your matriculation to MiSPP. No exceptions will be made to this requirement. In order to be fully accepted, a final and official transcript indicating completion of the degree must be submitted directly from the issuing institution to MiSPP prior to August 15th of the entering year.

What is the general format of classes?

Classes are comprised of lectures, discussion, individual and group student presentations, student collaborative activities, and experiential exercises.

Is financial aid available? How do I apply for financial aid?

Yes, MiSPP is approved by the U.S. Department of Education for participation in the Direct Loan Program. All students who wish to apply for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form each year. The FAFSA form is available on the web at http://www.fafsa.gov/. MiSPP’s school code is G21989. Please visit Financial Aid for more information.

Is there an application deadline?

No, we have a rolling admission policy at MiSPP which means that we accept applications year round. It is recommended that you submit your application materials early as review begins in January and continues until the program is full.

Are background checks required for admission?

A background check is required for applicants/current students that have been convicted of a felony and/or misdemeanor violent in nature and/or involving children/minors.  Having a felony or misdemeanor conviction does not automatically exclude admission to the academic program(s).  For more information, please contact Tori A. Holmes, the Coordinator of Admissions & Student Engagement, at tholmes@mispp.edu or 248-476-1122 ext. 117.

For more information contact:

Office of Admissions
248-476-1122, ext 117