Admissions for Applied Psychological Science MA/MS

Requirements for Admission

The MS/MA program in Applied Psychological Science admits students once per year. Applications for the fall, 2014 Cohort, will be considered until July 31, 2014 as space permits. Complete applications (to be considered for admission) include the following:

Do you require a Bachelor's Degree?
A bachelor's degree must be completed before beginning the program.

Do you require the GRE?

The GRE is not required to apply to the Masters program but is a requirement to apply to the PsyD program.

Our Admissions Decisions Consider Many Factors


Please refer to the How To Apply section for a paper application. Contact Abby Boardman with questions at or 503-352-7229.


For International Students

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for those for whom English is not the native language. Minimum score for paper test is 600; computer test, 250, internet test 100.

If you attended a non-US or non-Canadian college, university, or graduate school, a course-by-course evaluation of your international college and university transcripts is required. There are several third party organizations that provide this service to international students, but we prefer WES (World Education Services). Please see the web site at for more information. The credentials evaluation must be received in our Admissions office by the application deadline to ensure consideration of your application.

Transfer of Credits

Post-baccalaureate work at the graduate level in psychology taken at an accredited university may be evaluated for transfer. An "A" grade must have been achieved and the course instructor and the Director of Academic Issues must determine that the content of the course (based on syllabus documentation) was appropriate through review of the Transfer of Credit Application. A maximum of 10 credits may be transferred from other schools provided these were earned after award of a bachelors degree from an accredited program and within the four years immediately preceding admission to the School. Practicum and internship credits are not transferable.

Applicants are advised that criminal background checks are required by the University. This check is required to determine the student's qualification to provide services, and takes place after admission and deposit. A criminal record may disqualify a previously admitted student. In addition, drug screenings will be required prior to the start of clinical placements.