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

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

    University of Michigan – Dearborn Research Scholarship
    for Graduate Students in the MS in Psychology Program

    The graduate programs in Clinical Health Psychology and Health Psychology at the University of Michigan – Dearborn offer a one-time competitive grant in support of the student’s thesis. This $500 grant is designed to defray costs of disposable supplies or equipment. Students completing a project in lieu of a thesis are not eligible. In addition, the grant cannot be used for travel expenses except those necessary in the collection of data. The Graduate Program Committee will award the grant on the basis of academic excellence, rigor of the research project, and need. The rigor of the study and likelihood of successful completion will be based on the entire application including supporting project summary.

    Eligible applicants will have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0, an approved IRB application, and support of their primary thesis advisor. One grant will be considered in each semester (fall, winter, summer). 

    The student selected for the grant will be notified via e-mail or regular mail.

    If you meet the eligibility criteria and are interested in applying, please complete the attached form, including all supporting documentation by the deadline listed below for each semester. For more information, contact the Program Director.

    Application Deadlines:

    Fall: October 1st
    Winter: February 15th
    Summer: June 15th

    Link to Research Grant Application Form (PDF)

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