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The admissions cycle begins September 1st for the next academic year.
Masters Applicants: The MA and MA with Applied Behavior Analysis concentration programs begin classes in the fall semester only. There are five application due dates and interviews scheduled throughout the year. See table here for dates and more information.
PsyD Applicants: The priority deadline for Fall applications is February 11th. All documents must be submitted for the application to be reviewed.
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).
Yes. We offer individual campus tours and appointments Monday – Friday. Email [email protected] or call 248.476.1122, ext. 117. Arrangements can also be made for you to speak with a current student or alumni.
MSP safety statistics can be found here. MSP is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. The importance of campus safety is reviewed annually at orientation and an annual report is emailed each fall. A paper copy of the report is available upon request.
All students, faculty, and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 for the 2021-2022 school year. Although an official decision has not yet been made for Fall 2022 regarding this requirement, please anticipate the strong possibility that the vaccine will continue to be required. The answers to more COVID related questions can be found here.
No, the programs are on-site only.
No, MSP is solely a graduate institution.
You must have, or be completing, a bachelor’s degree to apply to the MA program. If your major is not psychology, social work or counseling you may still be considered for admission upon completion of required prerequisite coursework with a B or better. These courses are Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and Developmental Psychology from an accredited college of your choice. For the PsyD program, a master’s degree in psychology, social work or counseling is required. To be considered for admission for the ABA certificate program, applicants must have a master’s degree in psychology, education, counseling, social work, or other approved human services fields. Students with a masters in other fields of study will be considered if they have experience implementing behavior analytic therapy.
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
MSP is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, http://www.hlcommision.org, 800.621.7440
American Psychological Association
The Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD) program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation, American Psychological Association , 750 1st Street NE, Washington DC 2002, www.apa.ord/ed/accreditation, 202.336.5979
Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB®)
The Applied Behavior Analysis courses are designated by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB®) as a verified course sequence, and the BACB approves MSP’s ABA coursework sequence as meeting the academic requirements for students intending to sit for examination to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs).
The GRE general test is required for admission to the PsyD program. The GRE must have been taken within five years of your intended start term at MSP. The MSP school code is 1413.
Admission criteria for all degree and certificate programs can be found here.
No, you can send in documents individually. However, applications will only be reviewed upon receipt of all required documents.
MSP does not offer housing. There are a variety of housing options in the surrounding communities.
Yes, however acceptance to the program would be conditional upon degree completion. No exceptions are made. For full admission a final, official transcript indicating completion of the degree must be submitted directly to MSP prior to August 15th of the entering year.