In order for your application to be considered by the Psychology Programs, you will need to submit an online application to the University. 

The application process for the Psychology department opens on September 1, 2019. The application process will close at the end of the business day on December 1st, 2019

Please note:

The Ecological-Community Doctoral Program is not accepting students for the 2020-2021 academic year

University Application:

Apply to MSU

Checklist for Application


  • Submit University Application
  • Upload Statement of Purpose/Intent to University Application
  • The department is not requesting academic and personal statements, the statement of purpose/intent has replaced the need for both of these statements. Please just disregard those sections of the application.
  • Send official transcripts to Department address below or to psygrad@msu.edu
  • Three letters of recommendation-uploaded to your application by your recommenders, they will receive a link when you register their email as a recommender within our Graduate Education Student Portal
  • GRE tests scores sent to University

Have your Official Transcripts sent to the following address or electronically to psygrad@msu.edu: 

Brooke Rosek 

Psychology Building

316 Physics Rd, Room 240E 

East Lansing, MI 48824 


Please visit the Graduate School's website for further information 

If you wish to check the status of your application please visit your Be A Spartan Student Portal