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The Behavioral Sciences Department at University of Michigan-Dearborn offers a Master of Science (MS) in Psychology in two specializations.

The Specialization 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.

The Specialization in Health Psychology is a two-year 39-credit program that provides students with intensive training in one or more content areas within Health Psychology

Prospective Students

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
  • GRE general test scores (quantitative and verbal combined of approximately 300)
  • three letters of recommendation
  • personal statement

For more information about the programs and our policies please see the MS in Psychology Student Handbook.

Admission Requirements
  • 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
  • GRE general test scores (quantitative and verbal combined of approximately 300). The admissions committee will consider a waiver request on a case by case basis: however, waivers are not typically granted. 
  • 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 both Health and Clinical Health Psychology.
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least two of which are academic) are needed.

Application Deadline

Although we will continue to consider applications until both programs are full, we strongly recommend that you have all required application materials in by March 15th. We receive a large number of applications and individuals submitting late applications significantly reduce their chances of admission. 

M.S. in Psychology admits for fall term only.

Transferring Credit from Other Institutions

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.
Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships for new and current graduate students:

Current Students

For more information about the programs and our policies please see the MS in Psychology Student Handbook

See the Advanced Psychology Research Guide for help doing research for your courses, research projects, and theses.

Research Scholarship

Support for graduate student research projects and/or conference presentation is offered through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.  For more information, visit the Campus Grants page.

Office of Graduate Studies

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