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Application materials are due to the Department of Psychology by Dec. 15, 2013 for the fall 2014 academic year. Questions about the application process can be sent to the Psychology Graduate Training Secretary at .

pdf Printable Application Checklist

In-state/Out-of-State Applicants

  1. Apply to Western Michigan University Office of Admissions

    • For fall admission only, use the University Admissions Application and select Summer I if you are applying for the M.A. level with Dr. Malott.
    • Submit all official transcripts from any college or university attended (required for both M.A. and Ph.D. programs) to the Office of Admissions. *Photocopies and transferred courses listed on another transcript will not suffice.
    • Submit one set of your GRE general test scores (subject test scores are not required) using the following codes:
      • Institution code: 1902
      • Psychology code: no code
    Send above materials to:
    Office of Admissions
    Western Michigan University
    1903 W. Michigan Ave
    Kalamazoo MI 49008-5211

  2. Apply to the Department of Psychology by sending the following information to the address listed at the bottom of this page.

    • Download and complete the pdf department application.
    • Submit three pdf letters of recommendation
    • Additional criteria (described in above linked brochure) including previous research activity, professional experience, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement of the applicant's professional goals and prior training.
    Send above materials in one envelope to:
    Psychology Graduate Training
    Department of Psychology
    Western Michigan University
    1903 W Michigan Ave
    Kalamazoo MI 49008-5439

*All documents submitted become the property of Western Michigan University and cannot be returned to the applicant or released to other institutions.


International Applicants

  1. Apply to Western Michigan University Office of Admissions

    • For fall admission only, use the International Graduate Application and select Summer I if you are applying for the M.A. level with Dr. Malott.
    • Submit all official transcripts from any college or university attended (required for both M.A. and Ph.D. programs) to the Office of Admissions. *Photocopies and transferred courses listed on another transcript will not suffice.
    • Submit one set of your GRE general test scores (subject test scores are not required) using the following codes:
      • Institution code: 1902
      • Psychology code: no code
    • Submit your TOEL or IETLS scores to the Office of International Admissions.
    Send above materials to:
    Office of Admissions
    Western Michigan University
    1903 W. Michigan Ave
    Kalamazoo MI 49008-5211

  2. Apply to the Department of Psychology by sending the following information to the address listed at the bottom of this page.

    • Download and complete pdf the department application.
    • Submit three pdf letters of recommendation
    • Additional criteria (described in above linked brochure) including previous research activity, professional experience, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement of the applicant's professional goals and prior training.
    Send all of the above materials in one envelope to:
    Psychology Graduate Training
    Department of Psychology
    Western Michigan University
    1903 W Michigan Ave
    Kalamazoo MI 49008-5439

*All documents submitted become the property of Western Michigan University and cannot be returned to the applicant or released to other institutions.

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Application questions you may have

How students are admitted?
Students are admitted by the psychology faculty. Many aspects of a student’s background are considered when admissions decisions are made including GRE scores, GPA, letters of reference, research and work experience, social and professional skills, and the extent to which the interests of the applicants match the program’s offerings and strengths.

What are the average GREs and average GPAs of students who are admitted the program?
We only require the verbal and quantitative sections of the GREs. Over the past 5 years, the average combined verbal and quantitative GRE score of admitted students was 1100. The average GPA of admitted students (on a 4 point scale) was 3.65.

Is the psychology GRE sub-test required for admission?
No. We require only the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE.

Should I visit WMU while applying?
I
f you would like to know more about the program and/or interact with faculty members prior to applying, then it is a good idea to visit WMU. However, it is not necessary. During the admissions process, we will contact you and invite you for an interview if you are being considered for admission. It is very important that you attend this interview, if you are invited.

When will I know if I have been accepted?
Letters notifying applicants of their status are sent by April 15.