School of Professional Psychology

Group Meeting at the School of Professional Psychology at Pacific University

Welcome to the School of Professional Psychology and welcome to the exciting world of graduate studies in psychology. SPP offers three degree options, internship opportunities, and services to the public through the Pacific Psychology Clinic in two locations. All career paths and services in SPP reflect core values of compassion, integrity, diversity, and discovery. All programs lead to meaningful careers that allow students to apply their skills and knowledge acquired in the program in work that can range from clinical service to administration to teaching to research and more. Our graduates report that they are able to establish successful and fulfilling careers that allow them to continue to grow, contribute, and make a difference. 


Striving for excellence, the faculty at Pacific University’s School of Professional Psychology prepare psychological professionals who foster collaborative relationships, have inquiring minds, create meaningful change, and dedicate themselves to models of health and well-being that support diversity and social justice.



Three Program Options

This terminal Master’s program in Applied Psychological Science is designed to prepare students for employment as non-licensed professionals (in applied practical or research settings) or for further training in psychology at the doctoral level. The APS program is not designed to meet the master’s level licensure requirements for either psychology or counseling in the state of Oregon. 

The PsyD in Clinical Psychology program follows a practitioner-scholar model of professional education, with coursework, application and research reflecting the field's latest empirical findings.  It is accredited by the American Psychological Association.

The PhD Program in Clinical Psychology at Pacific University adheres to a scientist-practitioner model and prepares students to integrate the science and practice of psychology by completing specific requirements in didactic instruction and experiential practica. Graduates can function as scientists and practitioners, trained with a particular emphasis on the research and academic aspects of our field.

The Pacific Psychology Clinics

This clinical internship program allows interns to refine clinical skills and knowledge and to consolidate their identity as professional psychologist. It is APA-accredited and required a full-time supervised clinical experience for one year. 

The Pacific Psychology Clinics in both locations offer psychological and counseling services to the public. They are the main training sites for SPP’s PsyD and PhD Programs and all service provision is supervised by experienced, licensed psychologists. 


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The School of Professional Psychology is located in Building 2 at the Hillsboro Campus in Hillsboro.

Pacific Psychology Clinic

Pacific Psychology Clinic, our in-house clinic with branches in Hillsboro and Portland, offers psychology services.

Campus Visits

For questions about the admissions process or to make an appointment for a campus visit, please contact:

Master's Inquiries

Abby Boardman, Assistant Director of Admissions for Professional Psychology, 503-352-7229. Email

PsyD & PhD Inquiries

Piper Menke, Assistant Director of Admissions for Professional Psychology, 503-352-7226. Email

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.


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