Applied Psychological Science Master's Program

Master's Degree

The terminal master’s program in Applied Psychological Science is designed to prepare students for employment or to be a competitive applicant for doctoral programs.

Graduates of the APS program will be employable as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP), clinical/applied researcher, 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 Psychologist Associate or a Licensed Professional Counselor.

The MA in Applied Psychological Science is nationally accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) for the period of August, 2017 through August, 2021.

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 Psychological Science Program
503-352-3612 | matthewh@pacificu.edu

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

Headlines

Graduate Psychology Professor Laura Edwards-Leeper, PhD was quoted in an article published by the Economist, "An English ruling on transgender teens could have global repercussions" (paywall).

Edwards-Leeper is an expert in gender identity issues and her research covers issues related to gender non-conformity and transgenderism."

Sandy Ramirez

The longtime Red Cross volunteer helps deploy resources to places where people are hurting in the wake of natural disasters. This fall, they were hurting close to home.

Ruth Zúñiga

Pacific University Professor Ruth Zúñiga, the director of Pacific’s Sabiduría: Latina/o Psychology Emphasis, was awarded a pair of grants to support the outreach work she and her students conduct in the LatinX community.

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