Program Aims | Applied Psychological Science

The goal of the master’s program in Applied Psychological Science (APS) is to foster learning of and competence in skills relevant to 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 and empirical foundation and on clinical and methodological skills that can be utilized in a number of applied settings.

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.