PsyD in Clinical Psychology

Doctorate

The School of Graduate Psychology's PsyD program emphasizes coursework reflecting the latest empirical findings in the field. Accredited by the American Psychological Association* since 1990, we combine courses, practicum placements, and dissertation with professional support to help you successfully complete the program with a versatile degree for practice, teaching, or research. Our in-house clinical training facilities provide clinics for training doctoral students. 

Generalist Foundation with Specific Concentrations

Varied faculty interests provide students with exposure to a broad range of theoretical perspectives and assessment, intervention, research/evaluation, consultation/education and management/supervision skills. Five emphases within the generalist program allow students to focus training on a specific area with its own defined curriculum, research programs, and clinical practica.

With diverse classes, students, and professional interests students will easily find classmates and colleagues who share their interests. Student-led groups offer mentoring support to incoming students, making them feel welcome from the start.

Post Graduation

Our graduates have the knowledge and the skills to provide psychological services, including traditional areas of psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and applied research. We also teach the business, organizational, and political aspects of graduate psychology so that students can seek innovative leadership roles, launch a private practice, or take on a supervisory position at a mental health facility.

*Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street N.E.
Washington, DC 20002-4242
202-336-5979 | apaaccred@apa.org

Contact Us

School of Graduate Psychology
503-352-7277 | Fax: 503-352-7320

190 SE 8th Ave., Ste. 260
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Jenni Gottschalk | Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions
800-933-9308 Ext 7225 or 503-352-7225 | PsychDoctorate@pacificu.edu

Headlines

If you are currently enrolled in a health insurance plan that provides comparable coverage to the school sponsored plan, and that will be in effect through the end of the school year, you may be able to waive automatic enrollment into the school-sponsored plan by completing the online waiver at https://pacificu.myahpcare.com/waiver by the August 13, 2020 deadline date.

From President Hallick

Please join me and Pacific University in honoring Juneteenth on Friday, June 19. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, commemorates the day, in 1865, that the last slaves in America were legally freed from bondage, two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. To our knowledge, Pacific has not publicly acknowledged this day previously. We are working to do better, and we invite you to continue the dialogue with us.

Corey Kisser OD '13 & Amanda Klinger MS '09, PsyD '12 got married on Feb. 2, 2020.