Psychology Graduate Admissions Information

All steps must be completed and admissions requirements met for your application to be reviewed by the department.

The PSYCAS portal opens to all applicants on September 13.

Please do not send any application materials to Eastern Michigan University. Everything should be submitted through PSYCAS!

Application materials submitted to PSYCAS include:

  • Centralized application
  • Personal statement (instructions available within PSYCAS) – 500 words
  • Essay related to fit with the program (instructions available within PSYCAS) – 500 words
  • Diversity essay (instructions available within PSYCAS) – 500 words
  • Official transcripts of all education beyond high school. Required for every institution granting credit. (International Transcripts – Post-secondary transcripts from a non-U.S. institution must be submitted directly to one of four approved evaluation services for a detailed, course by course report. See International Admission Checklist for additional information. Applicants should allow 2–6 weeks for the evaluation to be completed.)
  • Official GRE results, including verbal, quantitative and writing scores as well as the Advanced Psychology Exam score, if taken. If required, submit evidence of English language proficiency as demonstrated by official test scores on the TOEFL, TWE or MELAB. CODE = 4188
    • GRE scores are not required for the 2021-2022 Admissions Cycle due to the Covid-19 crisis. However, if you have taken the GRE and would like your scores to be considered as part of you application, you may submit official GRE scores.
  • Writing sample (typically a research paper)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • PSYCAS Fee: If you are not able to afford the PSYCAS fees, please visit their                                            webpage to see if you are eligible for a fee waiver. 

All applicants must submit an ApplyEMU application. Please email us for the fee waiver code. 

If you are not able to afford the PSYCAS fees, please visit their webpage HERE to see if you are eligible for a fee waiver. 

Doctoral Program

Questions and concerns should be directed to:

Doctoral Program Associate
Community Behavioral Health Clinic
1075 North Huron River Dr., Ypsilanti, MI 48197
[email protected]
734.487.4987

Completed applications, including Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores, letters of recommendation and transcripts, must be received by December 1 for consideration. If the 1st falls on a weekend, materials will be accepted the next business day only. Applicants will be notified by February 15 if an interview is warranted. In accordance with APA guidelines, acceptance notices will be made by April 1.

Master's Programs

Completed applications, including Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores, letters of recommendation, and transcripts, must be received by February 1 for consideration. If the 1st falls on a weekend, materials will be accepted the next business day only.

Clinical Behavioral Master's Program

Questions and concerns should be directed to [email protected].

General Clinical Master's Program

Questions and concerns should be directed to: [email protected].

Experimental Master's Program

Questions and concerns should be directed to [email protected].

Eastern Michigan University and the Psychology Department reserve the right to change any statement in this program concerning, but not limited to, rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses.

EMU & Ypsi Guide [PDF]

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