Adviser: Michelle Byrd, Ph.D.
537 Mark Jefferson
This program prepares students for professional practice of psychology as limited license psychologists in Michigan, typically in such institutional settings as community mental health centers and private and public clinics and agencies, under the supervision of doctoral-level psychologists. Students develop a wide range of behaviorally oriented skills for assessment and treatment, such as functional analysis, relaxation training, stress management and family intervention. The program stresses competency skills for employment as a master’s-level psychologist in community mental health centers, out-patient clinics, private agencies, substance abuse programs, state agencies for persons with mental illness or developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury centers and agencies for family and children. Graduates may also pursue advanced training at the doctoral level.
- To provide preparation for diverse employment opportunities in behavior therapy and applied behavior analysis.
- To prepare students to meet state requirements for licensing master’s level psychologists.
- To emphasize treatment skills.
- To offer opportunity for basic and applied research.
- To provide preparation for doctoral work.
- To enable program completion by night attendance only, or in two years for full-time students.
Priority consideration will be given to applicants who meet all of the requirements for graduate degree admission status listed below:
- Meet the Graduate School admission requirements;
- Have an undergraduate GPA of approximately 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale;
- Have at least 20 hours of credit in psychology, including statistics and experimental psychology;
- Submit a transcript of GRE scores in which the sum of the scores for the verbal and quantitative sections is approximately 1000 or higher;
- Present two letters of recommendation from employers or others who can testify to the applicant’s suitability for the program of study; and
- Submit a written account of their academic and professional history and professional goals.
Incomplete applications may not be considered. Credits earned under non-degree student status do not automatically apply to the requirements of the degree program.
Applications should be submitted to the Office of Admissions as stipulated in this catalog. A copy of the application should also be mailed directly to the Department of Psychology.
There are no admissions to degree programs in the spring and summer sessions. After the admission quota for the program has been met, students will be placed on a waiting list, which does not guarantee admission unless spaces become available.