How to Apply | Applied Psychological Science

MA/MS in Applied Psychological Science: How To Apply

The Fall 2015 application is now open!

Application Items

Pacific University School of Professional Psychology Online Application

Evaluation of Professional Psychology Applicant Form


February 1- Preferred Application Deadline

April 6- EXTENDED Application Deadline (all materials must be sent to Graduate Admissions at Pacific University)


Complete applications (to be considered for admission) include the following:

  • Departmental application: Fill out the application, following all instructions.
  • Official Academic Transcript(s): All applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university. A minimum of a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 undergraduate semester hours of letter-grade work earned before receipt of a bachelor's (plus any previously completed graduate or professional work) is preferred.
  • The program also requires the following prerequisite courses: Introduction to Psychology, Quantitative and Statistical Methods. The following courses are recommended: Personality, Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Experimental / Research Psychology, Physiological Psychology and Social Psychology. Applicants may be admitted with prerequisite course in progress. However all prerequisite courses must be completed with passing grades of "C" or higher before an admitted student can matriculate into the program.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from non-related individuals familiar with the student’s scholarly work and/or relevant work experience
  • Resume/curriculum vita that includes prior experience in research or clinical areas, awards and scholarships
  • A statement of interest (1-2 pages) which conveys the student’s background and previous experience including why they believe them self a good candidate for our program. Within this statement of interest, the student should detail any relevant interests and why they want to pursue graduate study within the specialty indicated on their application

Please contact Abby Boardman at or 503-352-7229 with questions regarding the program or application process.