Frequently Asked Questions | School of Graduate Psychology

How do I Schedule a Campus Visit?

Our admissions counselors take appointments Monday through Friday, normal business hours. Please email or call a week in advance to set up a meeting.

MA/MS Inquiries

Jenni Gottschalk
503-352-7225 | jgott@pacificu.edu

PsyD & PhD Inquiries

Piper Menke
503-352-7226 | pmenke@pacificu.edu

If you cannot visit, the admissions counselors will be happy to answer your questions via email or on the phone.

When is the Application Deadline?

MA/MS program: The preferred deadline is February 1, 2019 and the final deadline is March 1, 2019. Please note the application fee will be waived if the application is submitted by the preferred deadline date; after that date, the application fee is $40.

PsyD program and PhD programs: The preferred deadline is December 1, 2018. The final deadline is December 15, 2018. All application materials, including supplemental documents, must be at Pacific University by the deadline. The programs have only one application deadline and start date each year.

When/where are Classes Held? Are the Programs Full Time?

For the Masters program, classes are held Monday through Friday from 9a-noon, 1-4pm, or 5-8pm. The program is completed in 2 years as a full-time student. Classes are held at the Hillsboro Campus in Hillsboro, OR.

For the PsyD and PhD programs, classes are held Monday through Friday from 9a-noon, 1-4pm, or 5-8pm. The doctoral programs are considered full time. Classes are held at the Hillsboro Campus in Hillsboro, OR.

School of Graduate Psychology Academic Calendar

2017-2018 Academic Calendar

2016-2017 Academic Calendar

2015-2016 Academic Calendar

Are the programs accredited?

The Masters program is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

The PsyD program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. 

The PhD program is conditionally accredited by the American Psychological Association

How do I Apply?

Find information on how to apply to the MA/MS program on their How to Apply page.

Find information on how to apply to the PsyD program on their How to Apply page.

Find information on how to apply to the PhD program on their How to Apply page.

What are your Requirements for Admission?

Masters in Applied Psychological Science admissions requirements

PsyD admissions requirements

PhD admissions requirements

How Much is Tuition? Do you Offer Scholarships?

MA/MS tuition information

PsyD tuition information and scholarship information

PhD tuition information