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Our doctoral program was recognized in an article published in Training and Education in Professional Psychology as a "hidden gem"; producing exceptionally better outcomes than expected. Check out a snippet of the article and where we ranked here!

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation       (next site visit scheduled for 2017)

*Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association
750 1st Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: (202) 336-5979 | Email: apaaccred@apa.org  | Website: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

The purpose of the doctoral program is to graduate license-eligible clinical psychologists with state-of-the-art knowledge relating to the psychological practice of assessment, therapy, research and program development and evaluation.

A primary program objective is the preparation of clinical psychologists who will be effective in supervising and managing therapists in multidisciplinary mental health care delivery systems in a diverse society.

The deadline for applications for Fall for the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program is DECEMBER 1
If the 1st falls on a weekend, applications will be accepted through the following business day.

Please contact psy_doc@emich.edu  for a FEE WAIVER CODE 

If you are experiencing difficulty or have issues within the ApplyEMU system, please follow the below directions for assistance. 

The Supplemental (Department) Application is not currently provided in the system with an upload link. Please send the completed form to psy_doc@emich.edu if you are unable to upload this in the Gradate Application.

The Fall 2019 interview date (for invited applicants only) is TBD.


Faculty potentially accepting students for Fall 2019:

The Graduate Admissions Application Code for the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program is PSYD

Program Information

Areas of Emphasis

Admission Information for PhD Program

The GRE Psychology Subject Test requirement for Ph.D. application has been suspended. Subject test score submission is now preferred but not required. GRE standard test scores are still required.

 Ph.D. State licensure

The curriculum is designed to qualify all students for state licensure.  Guidelines for licensing Ph.D. psychologists in Michigan state that a Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology must include, ". . . an integrated, organized sequence of study which includes instruction in research design and methodology, statistics, psychometrics, and scientific and professional ethics and standards." The minimum requirements include a graduate course in 3 of the 4 following bases of behavior: Biological, Cognitive-Affective, Social, and Individual Differences, and courses in assessment and treatment. The national licensing exam covers all four subfields, as well as expertise in assessment and treatment.

Ph.D Part-time students?

The doctoral program is a full-time, full residency program that is designed to be completed in 5 years, although most students complete the program in 6 years. No part time students will be accepted.


All international transcripts must be evaluated by Educational Perspectives (EP), including all Canadian transcripts.

Additional information for international students can be found at:                                                             http://www.emich.edu/graduate/prospective_students/admissions/requirements.php

All applicants to the Graduate School with non-U.S. post secondary credentials must submit an evaluation of their credentials to EMU. Educational Perspectives (EP) is the credential evaluation service that provides evaluations of international educational credentials for applicants to EMU.

  • Order the "Detailed" report (course by course evaluation) for $135.00.
  • The evaluation takes five business days from when the EP application, payment and all of the documents needed for an evaluation, are received at EP. EP will then send the evaluation to you and EMU upon completion.
  • Visit EMU's EP site: www.edperspective.org/emich for details on how to submit the evaluation request and obtain an EP application form. This evaluation will be used to determine if you are eligible for admission to EMU, if your non-U.S. institution is recognized, and your U.S.-equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA).