Infant Mental Health Requirements & Deadlines

Application Deadlines

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2014 on a rolling basis, as space allows. Please provide us with your contact information in order to receive updates about our upcoming information sessions.

Required Materials

All applicants to the graduate degree and certificate programs at Mills College are required to submit the following:

Graduate Application for Admission: Complete all sections of the application as indicated, including a required two- to three-page Statement of Purpose essay. The essay should be typed and double spaced.

Supplemental Application: Infant mental health students are required to submit a supplemental application for admission, which details additional program-specific admission requirements.

Application Fee of $50: Payable to Mills College by check or money order, drawn on a U.S. bank. Credit cards and electronic checks are accepted for online application submission. Cash is not accepted.

Official Transcripts: One official transcript with grades from each post-secondary institution attended toward receipt of bachelor's degree should be sent directly by each institution to the Office of Graduate Admission.

Please Note:
Admission to graduate or post-baccalaureate study at Mills College is contingent upon the possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. If you are still completing your degree at the time of application, send official transcripts showing work completed and in progress.

Immediately upon completion of the baccalaureate degree requirements, it is your responsibility to send a final transcript with the degree posted to our office.

Three Letters of Recommendation: Recommendation forms are provided on the application page or can be sent as part of the online application.
Note: Current Mills College students and alumnae are only required to submit one letter of recommendation.

Special Admission Requirements

In addition to the regular graduate admission requirements, all applicants to the Infant Mental Health program must submit the Infant Mental Health Supplemental Application.  The director of the program also interviews all applicants, either in person or by phone.

Admission to the Infant Mental Health program requires a bachelor's degree, preferably in psychology, and the following prerequisite courses: Fundamentals of Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Psychopathology, Analytical Methods/Statistics, Research Methods, Attachment and Loss*, and Infancy*.
      *With faculty permission, these two courses may be 
        taken while enrolled in the IMH MA program.

International students should be aware of the Special Information for International Students section which outlines additional admission requirements.

If you have any questions about admission requirements, deadlines, or applying to Mills, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 510.430.3309 or

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Last Updated: 4/8/14