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.

    • 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.

  • 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.
     

  • 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.

Current Students

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