Frequently Asked Questions | School of Professional Psychology

How do I Schedule a Campus Visit?

Our admissions counselors take appointments Monday through Friday, normal business hours. Please email or call a week in advance to set up a meeting.

MA/MS Inquiries

Abby Boardman
503-352-7229 | abbyboardman@pacificu.edu

PsyD & PhD Inquiries

Piper Menke
503-352-7226 | pmenke@pacificu.edu

If you cannot visit, the admissions counselors will be happy to answer your questions via email or on the phone.

When is the Application Deadline?

MA program: The preferred deadline is February 1, 2015. The final deadline date is March 1, 2015. All application materials, including supplemental documents, must be received in one packet by the extended deadline date.

PsyD program and PhD programs: The preferred deadline is December 16, 2014. The final deadline is January 9, 2015. All application materials, including supplemental documents, must be at Pacific University by the deadline. The program has only one application deadline and start date each year.

When/where are Classes Held? Are the Programs Full Time?

For the Masters program, classes are held Monday through Friday from 1-4 or 5-8. The program is completed in 2 years as a full-time student. Classes will are held at the Hillsboro Campus in Hillsboro, OR.

For the PsyD and PhD programs, classes are held Monday through Friday from 9-12, 1-4, or 5-8. The doctorate program is considered full time. Classes are held at the Hillsboro Campus in Hillsboro, OR.

School of Professional Psychology Academic Calendar

2014-2015 Academic Calendar (pdf)

Are the programs accredited?

The Masters program is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

The PsyD program is accredited by the American Psychological Association.

The PhD program

The first cohort of students began the program in Fall 2013. In accordance with APA policy, the program is not eligible to apply for accreditation until a sufficient number of students has matriculated at each level of the program, including candidacy status (see the APA Commission on Accreditation website for further details). As soon as the program reaches eligibility to initiate the accreditation process, the program faculty will initiate an application to the American Psychological Association. Pacific University and the PhD Program are regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

How do I Apply?

Find information on how to apply to the MA/MS program on their How to Apply page.

Find information on how to apply to the PsyD program on their How to Apply page.

Find information on how to apply to the PhD program on their How to Apply page.

What are your Requirements for Admission?

Masters in Applied Psychological Science admissions requirements

PsyD admissions requirements

PhD admissions requirements

How Much is Tuition? Do you Offer Scholarships?

MA/MS tuition information

PsyD tuition information and scholarship information

PhD tuition information