Michigan School of Professional Psychology

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The Michigan School of Professional Psychology
Type Private, Not-for-Profit
Established 1980/81
President Dr. Diane Blau
Undergraduates none
Postgraduates 149 (Fall 2011)
Campus 26811 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334
Website www.mispp.edu

The Michigan School of Professional Psychology, abbreviated MiSPP (previously known as the Center of Humanistic Studies), is an independent graduate school specializing in clinical psychology located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. It offers two programs of study: the Master of Arts (M.A.) in clinical psychology, which is offered in a one-year full-time, or a two- to three-year part-time format; and the Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) degree, which is a full-time, minimum four-year, post-masters program.


The mission of the Michigan School of Professional Psychology (MiSPP) is to educate and train individuals to become reflective practitioner-scholars with the competencies necessary to serve diverse populations as professional psychologists and psychotherapists.


The Michigan School of Professional Psychology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North.[1] It is approved by the State of Michigan Board of Education to grant graduate degrees in clinical psychology and is an associate member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology.


Housed on a wooded, four-acre campus in Farmington Hills, Michigan, MiSPP was created specifically to generate a learning climate that reflects the school's mission and its emphasis on growth and potential. The carefully designed facilities offer open and welcoming surroundings that foster intimate, collaborative education. The campus includes the Moustakas Johnson Library, Wilkinson Research Center, Joan S. Snyder Clinical Lab, a spacious atrium for gathering, and many spaces for reflection, such as the Diane Sklar Blau Sculpture Garden.


MA students enter the program with academic preparation in psychology - many also have related work experience. PsyD students enter the program with a graduate degree and have a background of study in psychology or related field.

Student Profile

Students for Fall 2011:

  • 71 MA students
  • 78 PsyD students
  • 79% Women
  • 21% Men
  • 1% International students
  • 20% Students of color[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 42°29′29″N 83°21′34″W / 42.491482°N 83.359344°W / 42.491482; -83.359344


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