Applied Psychological Science Master's Program

Master's Degree

The goal of the master’s program in Applied Psychological Science (APS) is to foster learning of and competence in interpersonal and research skills relevant to the responsible and ethical conduct within clinical service and applied research settings. 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 foundation and on statistical and methodological skills that can be employed in a number of applied settings.

The terminal master’s program in Applied Psychological Science is designed to prepare students for their desired careers in Clinical Psychology. As a Clinical Scientist, their focus is on the local perspective, applying clinical practice based up on research specific to their environment and community. Additionally, the clinical scientist will apply research to understanding and problem solving through evaluating their clinical approaches.

As a graduate of the APS program, students will be employable as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP), Licensable in Oregon as a Licensed Psychologist Associate, Licensed as a Professional Counselor (LPC), and a competitive applicant for PhD and PsyD programs.



Contact Us

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

Lisa Christiansen | Professor, Applied Psychological Science Program
503-352-2627 |