The goal of the master’s degree in applied clinical psychology is to foster learning of and competence in skills relevant to responsible and ethical conduct within clinical services.

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Students gain expertise regarding the impact of cultural, biological, social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral factors on psychological phenomena. Emphasis is placed on the development of a strong theoretical and empirical foundation and on clinical and methodological skills that can be utilized in a number of clinical settings.

The terminal master’s in applied clinical psychology is designed to prepare students for employment or to be a competitive applicant for doctoral programs. Graduates of the program will be employable as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP), consultant, or similar job descriptions. Graduates may also be eligible for licensure as a mental health practitioner depending on specific state requirements. In Oregon, graduates meet educational requirements for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor.

The MA in applied clinical psychology is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) for the period of August 2017 to August 2027.

 

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School of Graduate Psychology
503-352-7277 | Fax: 503-352-7320

190 SE 8th Ave., Ste. 260
Hillsboro, OR 97123

General Program Inquiries
Matthew Hunsinger, PhD | Associate Professor & Program Director, Applied Clinical Psychology Program
503-352-3612 | matthewh@pacificu.edu

Admissions
Catherine Martin | Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions
800-933-9308, ext. 7226 | 503-352-7226 | psych.masters@pacificu.edu

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The university's Master of Social Work and Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology programs will split a two-year, $1.8 million grant from the Oregon Health Authority aimed to increase the capacity and diversity in the state's mental health workforce.

Graduates sit under the oaks on the Forest Grove Campus during August Commencement 2023.

Students earned bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in audiology, dental hygiene, psychology, health sciences, occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, and education and leadership.

Matthew Hunsinger

Hunsinger teaches Social and Cognitive Psychology, Research Methods, and Statistics in the School of Graduate Psychology’s Applied Psychological Sciences master's program.