Master of Science in Psychology-Specialization in Health Psychology
The MS in Psychology with a Specialization in Health Psychology is a 39 credit program that provides students with intensive training in one or more content areas within Health Psychology. It is intended for: students who would like to continue graduate training in a research-related field; medical professionals who may wish to continue their education on a part- or full-time basis; and individuals who require an advanced degree to advance in their careers. This program is not intended to fulfill the course requirements for the Michigan Limited License in Psychology. The 39 credit program consists of eight required courses (24 credits) in core areas of Health Psychology. Students will complete either a 3 credit project or a 6 credit thesis under the supervision of program faculty. The remaining 9-12 credits will be composed of elective courses that focus on one or more content areas. The program will focus on theory and research in Health Psychology and will allow students to focus more rigorously on one or more specific content areas through their elective courses (e.g., Health Psychology Across the Lifespan, Health Policy Studies).
The University of Michigan-Dearborn is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
# of Credits Required:
Approximately 2 years
International Student Requirements:
• Completed application form
• Application fee ($60.00 for those who will be studying on an F or J visa)
• Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions, and proof of secondary school completion (academic records)
• English Language Proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB)
• Full Financial Support Information (Required for F and J Visa Students only)
• Health Insurance
• SEVIS DS-2019 Request Form (J Visa Students only)
• Transfer Clearance document (required if student has a previous SEVIS I-20)