PsyD Clinical Psychology Admissions

PhD in Clinical Psychology Admissions

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PsyD Admissions Process Calendar 2013-2014

The 2014 online application is now available!

Admissions Process Calendar 2013-2014
December 16, 2013 Preferred application deadline date

January 10, 2014

Application deadline date (all materials must be in the office by this date)

January and February, 2014

Applicants notified of interview
Early March, 2014 Applicant Interview Days
Mid to Late March, 2014 Applicants notified of admission
April 15 Deposit due to hold place in Fall 2014 class

2013 Entering Class Statistics
Approximate number of students matriculating 57
Number of students applying 200
Age range of incoming students 19-48
Average undergraduate GPA 3.4
Average graduate GPA (if applicable) 3.8
Average GRE Verbal (200-800 Scale) 550
Average GRE Verbal (130-170 Scale) 156
Average GRE Quantitative (200-800 Scale) 630
Average GRE Quantitative (130-170 Scale) 150
Average GRE Analytic Writing 4.1
In-state students 31.5%
Out-of-state students 68.2%


Doctoral Program: Requirements for Admission with a Bachelor's Degree

Satisfactory Completion of a Bachelor's Degree
A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.4 during the last two years of study is desirable.

General Graduate Record Examination
The General Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required to be taken within 5 years of application. All applicants, even those with a Master's degree, must submit GRE scores.

Desirable minimum scores are a total of 300 for the verbal and quantitative portions of the general exam; Analytic Writing, at least 50th percentile. The school code for Pacific University is R4601; there is no department code.

The Psychology Subject Test is optional. Applicants may demonstrate their knowledge by submitting scores for the optional Psychology Subject test of the GRE. Note that this portion of the GRE is only administered by paper exam. It should be taken no later than November in order for results to be available by the application deadline.

Strong Undergraduate Background in Psychology
A psychology major is not required; however, a Math based Statistics course is a required pre-requisite.  In addition, 3 of the 7 following courses are required as preparation for work at the graduate level.

Prerequisite courses must be completed with an average of "B" or above before a student can matriculate into the program.

Professional Mental Health Experience
Applicants are encouraged to have experience in the mental health field.

Other Items to Submit


Clinical Psychology: Additional Admissions Information

The School seeks students with both academic aptitude and personal qualities that will enable them to develop personally and professionally into effective psychologists. The application deadline is January 10, 2014. A personal interview is required for all finalists who apply to the program.

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


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. Several third party organizations provide this service to international students, but we prefer WES (World Education Services). 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 21 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.