Master of Science in Clinical Health Psychology
The Behavioral Sciences Department at University of Michigan-Dearborn offers a Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Health Psychology.
The Master's of Science in Clinical Health Psychology is a two-year 48-credit program that trains mental health care providers to work in primary care settings, as well as more traditional clinical psychology settings.
Our program requires:
- a BA/BS in Psychology or a related major (minimum GPA 3.0)
- undergraduate courses in Introductory Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Statistics
- three letters of recommendation
- personal statement
- letters from academic sources are expected and strongly preferred
- A BA or BS degree in Psychology or a related field with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
- Undergraduate classes in Introductory Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Statistics required; Health Psychology and Research Methods recommended but not required
- The Psychology (MS) program has decided to waive the GRE score requirement indefinitely.
- If English not your native language, official scores from an accepted English Proficiency exam are required. Please see further information on our How to Apply page.
- Personal statement instructions for Clinical Health Psychology.
- Three letters of recommendation (at least two of which are academic) are needed.
M.S. in Psychology admits for fall term onlyhas a hard application deadline of the March 15th prior to the August/September start of the term.
Up to six credit hours of graduate credit may be transferred from another accredited institution. A petition for a course from another institution to meet one of the requirements of the MS in Psychology: Specialization in Clinical Health Psychology or the MS in Psychology: Specialization in Health Psychology program will be considered by the Graduate Program Committee if:
- A copy of the course syllabus is provided.
- The course is similar to the course for which it is being substituted (i.e., similar in terms of level, content, grading methods).
- The course was taken in the past five years from a university and program judged to be of high quality.
- The course was passed with an ‘A’ or ‘B.’
- The grade was determined primarily on the basis of papers, presentations, and/or examinations.
Scholarships for new and current graduate students:
Graduate Student Scholarships (main page)
Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship Application
You may be eligible for a non-resident graduate tuition scholarship if you meet the following criteria:
- Classified as a non-resident graduate student (or new admit) in a CASL graduate program taking 500+ level courses.
- Meet the program’s eligibility requirements for merit: 3.0 cumulative undergrad GPA (for new incoming students); 3.2 cumulative graduate GPA (to maintain for continuing students).
- Enroll for a minimum of 6 credit hours per term (3 credit hours in the summer or final term of enrollment).
- Have continued successful academic performance and progress towards completion of the degree and no academic misconduct convictions to assure continuation of the scholarship.
- This scholarship is awarded for consecutive fall and winter terms and the initial amount displayed in the student portal assumes a 6 credit hour registration. If a student enrolls in additional credit hours, an additional amount will be disbursed at the term’s drop/add deadline.
- Scholars may elect to use the scholarship during the summer term. However, a separate Summer Financial Aid application must be submitted.