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.


Contact Us

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 |

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

Upcoming Events

All Day | Thursday, July 4, 2024
Forest Grove


Alumni Award Winners Eddie Carrillo '15, MA '17; Rhony Bhopla MFA '22 and Jim Fittzgerald '68

Seven outstanding alumni will be presented with Pacific Unversity Alumni Association's Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award, David & Sandy Lowe Outstanding Alumni Service Award and Emerging Leader Award this October during Homecoming and Family Weekend.

Schwartz has extensive teaching experience in graduate clinical psychology beginning in 1981. He was a core faculty member of the Illinois School of Professional Psychology for over 30 years. 

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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.