Accelerated Degree Program

ADP Graduation Pic 2014

The Accelerated Degree Program (ADP) is an apprentice model program where current University of Michigan, LSA college students are invited by a mentor to apply to the program. When faculty mentors identify a potential applicant, they encourage the student to take graduate level courses, upper level statistics course, and/or complete independent research during their senior year. This will give the student a sense of the graduate experience and provide opportunities to demonstrate their intellectual caliber and commitment to do a Master’s program in Psychology. The faculty member based on the performance in the courses and the research focus can invite the student to apply to the ADP program to a particular area  (Social, Developmental, Clinical, and so on).

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ADP Informational Sessions
Thursday, January 15th in EH 2234 from 2-3pm

Thursday, February 19th in EH 2234 from 10-11am

Application Deadline
To begin Fall 2015 or Winter 2016, applications are due by Saturday, February 28, 2015


There is an admission committee at the area level which makes all final admissions decisions. The admission is competitive. Applications to be considered for Fall or Winter admission are due February 28. Students should only apply during their 4th/Senior Year. Students will be notified of their admission decision by late March and are expected to matriculate by April.

Writing your Academic Statement of Purpose
Rackham Application

Rackham Application Tips:
-Select Masters, Doctoral, or Certificate Degrees 
-Page 2 Program Selection: SGUS Psychology M.S.
-When you close the application, if you entered the email address for your recommender/mentor, they will receive an email asking them to upload the Letter of Recommendation for you

Post-Graduation Plans


Schools Offered Admission

American University

Chicago School of Professional Psychology




Johns Hopkins

Michigan State University


Ohio State University

Oakland University


Roosevelt University


University of Miami 

University of Michigan (Med School)

University of California-San Francisco

Wayne State University


Future Careers/Fields

Academia (Professor, Researcher)

Clinical Psychologist


Counseling/Neuropsychology Assessment

Educational Psychologist

Human Resources

Marketing Research




Social Science/Community Research