PhD Clinical Psychology Professional Licensure General Disclosure
34 CFR § 664.43(a)(5)(v) and (c)
Pacific University provides this General Disclosure to students prior to enrollment or financial commitment. Successful completion of the Doctor of Psychology (PhD) Clinical Psychology program has been compared to the educational requirements for licensure or certification required for employment in each State and US Territory. If the program does not meet, or we are unable to determine that the education program meets the educational requirements, we have provided contact information to the licensing board for that State or Territory.
Students are advised to determine, prior to enrollment, whether the program meets licensure requirements in the State or Territory in which the Student is located.
Pacific University considers the U.S. State or Territory address included on the enrollment application as the student’s primary address. For student applicants who are members of any branch of the US Military, their assigned base or base of deployment is considered their legal residence.
Students must provide formal notification to Pacific University when the student’s legal residence has changed to another State or Territory and when the new State or Territory is listed on the table below and is noted as Does Not Meet or Unable to Determine.
|State or Territory||Meets||Does Not Meet||Unable to Determine|
|California||1California Department of Consumer Affairs: Board of Psychology|
|District of Columbia (Washington D.C.)||X|
|Kentucky||2Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology|
|New Jersey||4New Jersey Division of Cunsumer Affairs|
|New York||5NYSED: Office of the Professions|
|U.S. Virgin Islands (VI)||X|
|Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (MP)||X|
|American Samoa (AS)||American Samoa: Department of Human and Social Services|
|Guam (GU)||Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners|
|Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (PR)||Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Auxiliary Secretariat for Regulation and Accreditation of Health Facilities
|Republic of Palau (PW)||Palau Health Ministry: Division of Behavioral Health Services|
|Republic of the Marshall Islands (ISO)||Republic of the Marshall Islands (ISO)
Health Professional Licensing Act
|Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)||Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)
Department of Resources and Development
1Although a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program like Pacific University is needed, additional coursework or experience, potentially beyond what is required at Pacific University in the following areas are also required: human sexuality (10 contact hours); course in alcoholism/chemical dependency detection and tx (1 semester/quarter); child abuse assessment (7 hours); spousal/partner abuse, detection and intervention strategies (15 contact hours); aging and long-term care (10 contact hours).
2Kentucky requires a semester (or 5 quarter) hours of: (a) biological, (b) cognitive-affective, (c) social, and (d) individual differences. We interpret the PhD curriculum to cover the biological requirement via a psychopharmacology course, and to cover individual differences via our 2-course (6 credit) lifespan development sequence. Our curriculum does not require separate 3 credit courses in cognitive or social bases of behavior; however, those courses are offered at Pacific University. Students who think they might seek Kentucky licensure should consult with the PhD Program Director to incorporate these additional courses into their program of study.
3Although a doctoral degree from an accredited program Pacific University is needed, additional pre-licensure training in identifying victims of human trafficking that meets standards of Administrative Rule 338.2525 (as of 4/1/22) is required.
4NJ requires 6 doctoral credit hours in the following domains: 1) Personality Theory and Human Development Theory; 2) Learning Theory and/or Physiological Psychology; 3) Psychological Measurement and Psychological Assessment; and 4) Research and Statistical Design. Pacific University’s PhD program graduates will need additional courses in personality theory, learning theory, and physiological psychology to be license-eligible for New Jersey.
5NY requires at least 3 semester hours in each of following content areas: (a) biological bases of behavior; (b) cognitive-affective bases of behavior; (c) social bases of behavior; (d) individual differences; (e) psychometrics; (f) history and systems of psych; and (g) research design, methodology, and statistics. Pacific University curriculum satisfies biological bases (Psychopharmacology), individual differences (our life-span Discipline-specific sequence), history and systems, and the research design, methodology, and statistics. Our curriculum does not require a separate 3 credit course in cognitive or social bases of behavior; however, those courses are offered at Pacific University. Students who think they might seek New York licensure should consult with the PhD Program Director to incorporate these additional courses into their program of study.