International Application & Interview Process
Now Accepting Applications for 2017!
Enrollment in the PsyD program at MiSPP begins in the fall semester only. Admission applications are accepted year-round. The application priority deadline for fall enrollment is February 15th of the same year. All required admissions documents must be received by this date. Only applications with all required documents will be reviewed past the deadline.
Full-time enrollment in the MA program at MiSPP begins in the fall semester only. For part-time enrollment, students may start in the fall, winter or spring semester. The ABA concentration can also be combined with the MA program. Admission applications are accepted year-round. To start in winter, the application deadline is November 15th and for spring it is March 15th. For fall starts, we use a rolling admissions process and will interview applicants each year until the program is full. Early applications are encouraged as space is limited. Applications are reviewed following the receipt of all required documents.
The application review process focuses on educational performance, letters of recommendation, relevant experiences, and the professional presentation of self in the application essays and on-campus interview.
Applicants must submit the following to the office of admissions:
- Photocopy of driver’s license or state issued ID
- Application fee: $75.00
- Current Resume
- Two current professional and/or academic recommendations (online form- link will be sent to you by Admissions Office)
- Official transcripts must be received from all schools where college credit was obtained, regardless if a degree was earned. Transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to MiSPP Admissions
- PsyD Applicants: GRE general test scores (school code: 1413)
- Essay/personal statement addressing the following (2-3 pages):
- An autobiographical account tracking the development of your interest in psychology (include relevant work experience), your reasons for selecting MiSPP, and why you are a good match for our program.
- Self-directed learning and personal growth are emphasized at MiSPP. Comment on your readiness for this orientation, including examples of self-directed learning and personal growth endeavors.
- The strengths you would bring to this program and the areas in which you would like to increase your knowledge and skills, including short- and long-term goals.
- If applicable, proof of English Language Proficiency in the form of:
- TOEFL (minimum score of 550; computerized score of 213; internet-based score of 79-80) or
- MELAB (minimum score of 80) or
- MTELP (minimum score of 80) or
- Completed ESL Coursework which is equivalent to freshman-level English or
- Completion of a college degree from an accredited English speaking institution
- Students with international credentials must have the equivalent to the required US degree(s) and must submit an official course by course evaluation from an approved agency such as ECE or WES.
- Students who will be attending on an F-1 Visa must also complete all additional required documents for international students.
Additional information for international applicants can be found at Homeland Security’s Study in the States site.
All admissions materials must be sent to:
Michigan School of Professional Psychology
Office of Admissions
26811 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
If invited to an on-campus interview, the Admissions Committee will address a number of important topics concerning the applicant’s potential to engage in graduate study. Interviews are held on campus, but accommodations can be made to interview via telephone or Skype as well.
Following the interview, a decision is made regarding the applicant’s admission and the applicant is notified of the committee’s decision. Should the Admissions Committee have additional questions or concerns, the applicant may be asked to return for an additional interview.
For PsyD candidates, interviews will begin in early March. For MA candidates, interviews begin in late January and applicants are encouraged to apply early for fall enrollment as seats are limited.
Upon completion of the interview process, applicants will be notified of the admission decision. Applicants who have been admitted to MiSPP are required to pay an admission deposit. This deposit confirms acceptance and holds a seat in the program. The deposit is credited toward first semester tuition. Those admitted to the PsyD and full-time Masters program are required to pay $500.00. Applicants admitted to the part-time Masters program are required to pay $250.00. Further information about the admission deposit will be given upon acceptance to MiSPP.