Frequently asked Questions

 

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

abbyboardman@pacificu.edu or 503-352-7229

PsyD & PhD Inquiries

Piper Menke

pmenke@pacificu.edu or 503-352-7226.

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?

PsyD program and PhD programs: The preferred deadline is December 16, 2013.  The final deadline is January 10, 2014. 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.   

MA program: The preferread deadline is February 14, 2014. The final deadline date is March 1, 2014. All application materials, including supplemental documents, must be received in one packet by the extended deadline date. 

 

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

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.

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.

 

2013-2014 Academic Calendar go here

 

Are the programs accredited?

The PsyD program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. 

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

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: http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation). 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 Ph.D. Program are regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Course Descriptions

To see course descriptions go here.

 

How do I Apply?

You can apply online for the PsyD and apply with a paper application for the MA program or PhD program. See How to Apply for more details.

 

What are your Requirements for Admission?

PsyD admissions requirements
Masters in Applied Psychological Science admissions requirements

PhD admissions requirements

 

How Much is Tuition? Do you Offer Scholarships?

PsyD tuition information and scholarship information

PhD tuition information

 

Upcoming Events

Apr 22-25, 2014 SPP Term Break

May 26-27, 2014 Memorial Day Break

Jul 25, 2014 SPP Summer Semester Ends

Aug 9, 2014 SPP Commencement