International Application & Interview Process
Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2014!
Enrollment in the academic programs at MiSPP begin in the fall semester only. Admission applications are accepted year-round. 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
- Three (3) letters of recommendation; Appropriate professional and/or academic recommendations include faculty and supervisors from relevant work or volunteer experience
- 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
- PsyD Applicants: GRE general test scores (school code: 1413)
- Personal essay: The purpose of the essay is to provide additional information about who you are. It should address the following topics:
- An autobiographical account tracking the development of your interest in psychology; include relevant work experience.
- Your current values and beliefs relevant to relating effectively with people.
- 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.
- Your reasons for selecting MiSPP and why you are a good match for our mission.
- The strengths you bring to this program and the areas in which you would like to increase your knowledge and skills.
- Your 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
When the application is complete and all required documentation has been received, it is reviewed by the Admissions Committee. If the Admissions Committee considers the applicant qualified, the applicant will be invited to interview. Interviews are held on campus, but accommodations can be made to interview via telephone or Skype as well.
The interview addresses a number of important topics concerning the applicant’s potential to engage in graduate study.
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.
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.