School of Professional Psychology
At the Pacific University School of Professional Psychology, we emphasize the practical application of scientific psychology while maintaining a high level of scholarly pursuit. Our hallmark is professionalism - our graduates stand out with their ability to leverage research and evidence-based practice to provide culturally appropriate care. When you graduate, you will be prepared to serve as an effective clinician for a wide range of individuals, groups and systems in their communities.
Three Program Options
- Master of Arts (M.A.) in Counseling Psychology
- Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology. Psy.D. students will obtain a M.S. or M.A. in Clinical Psychology on the way to the Psy.D. degree.
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology
Our M.A. in Counseling Psychology program prepares you for licensure as a professional counselor in Oregon through training in evidence-based practices. The Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program follows a practitioner-scholar model of professional education, with coursework, application and research reflecting our field's latest empirical findings. The Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology at Pacific University adheres to a scientist-practitioner model. Our students are trained to truly integrate the science and practice of psychology by completing specific requirements in didactic instruction and experiential practica. Graduates are capable of functioning as a scientist and a practitioner, but are trained with a particular emphasis on the research and academic aspects of our field.
With our faculty's broad range of professional interests, our own clinical training facilities and an accredited internship program, you will be ready to launch a satisfying career in practice, teaching or research.
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The School of Professional Psychology is located in Building 2 at the Health Professions Campus in Hillsboro.
Pacific Psychology Clinic
Pacific Psychology Clinic, our in-house clinic with branches in Hillsboro and Portland, offers psychology services.
For questions about the admissions process or to make an appointment for a campus visit, please contact:
Abby Boardman, Assistant Director of Admissions for Professional Psychology, 503-352-7229. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Psy.D. & Ph.D. Inquiries
Piper Menke, Assistant Director of Admissions for Professional Psychology, 503-352-7226. Email email@example.com.
The Admissions Office for Graduate and Professional Programs is located at the College of Health Professions, 190 SE 8th Avenue, Suite 181, Hillsboro, Oregon, 97123. MAX stop is Tuality Hospital/SE 8th Avenue.
The associate professor, who founded the University's Latino Bilingual clinical psychology track, will teach in Mexico next month on the psychological effects of transnational (circular or back and forth) migration.
Students earn professional degrees in Dental Hygiene, Healthcare Administration, Physician Assistant Studies, Counseling Psychology and Clinical Psychology.