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Michigan School of Psychology

26811 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-4512
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The Michigan School of Psychology (MSP), an independent not-for-profit graduate school, provides an educational climate which inspires students to live up to their potential, professionally and personally. The Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology is offered with both day and evening courses, with full and part-time enrollment options. The Doctor of Clinical Psychology degree is a full-time, minimum four-year, post-masters program.

The institution has been a leader in clinical, experiential self-directed education for over 30 years. Its curriculum emphasizes personal growth, authenticity and creativity as integral parts of the academic process.


The Michigan School of Psychology (MSP) is a unique learning community inspiring growth and excellence.

In support of this purpose, the mission of MSP is to create an atmosphere characterized by inquiry, discovery and creativity. Dynamic relationships and strong academic rigor foster the development of psychologists and psychotherapists who make significant contributions to their communities and the mental health profession by delivering expert clinical services with integrity and respect for diverse populations. Certificate offerings and non-credit courses give learners the opportunity to broaden their expertise in psychological areas of study. External involvement is critical to achievement of the institutional purpose; to this end, MSP actively supports outreach, education and service opportunities that generate healthy environments and relationships.


  • Inquiry, discovery, and creativity
  • Relationships, engagement and service
  • Diversity and respect
  • Integrity


Housed on a wooded, four-acre campus in Farmington Hills, Michigan, MSP was created specifically to generate a learning climate that reflects the school’s mission and its emphasis on growth and potential. The carefully designed facilities offer open and welcoming surroundings that foster collaborative education. The campus includes the Moustakas Johnson Library, Wilkinson Research Center, a spacious atrium for gathering, and areas for self-reflection, such as the Diane Sklar Blau Sculpture Garden.


MSP’s faculty has a diverse range of clinical experience in many disciplines. These disciplines include health psychology, clinical psychology, multi-cultural psychology, education, philosophy and research.

A partnership exists between students and faculty in pursuit of a common goal: advance professional development and increase personal growth. In this endeavor, students and faculty co-create the optimal learning environment.


MA students enter the program with academic preparation in psychology – many also have related work experience. PsyD students enter the program with a graduate degree and have a background of study in psychology or related field.  MSP graduate students seek to become practicing clinicians committed to the humanistic principles and values of psychology.

Students for Fall 2018:

  • 109  MA students
  • 6  ABA Certificate students
  • 66  PsyD students
  • 77% Women
  • 23% Men
  • 0% International students
  • 31% Students of color
  • Average student age is 31 years
  • Average MA student age is 30 years
  • Average ABA student age is 42 years
  • Average PsyD student age is 33 years

Enrollment, Diversity & Graduation


MSP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, culture, religion, gender, age, gender identity, transgender, socio-economic status, national origin, language, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or disability in recruiting and admitting students, hiring employees or in operating any of its programs.


Accommodations and services are available to all students who meet criteria requirements of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). Notifying MSP of a disability is optional and confidential. Students must provide medical or other diagnostic documentation that confirms a recognized impairment and recommendations for the specific accommodations needed. Please contact the Registrar for more information.