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PsyD Admissions Process Calendar

Admissions Process Calendar 2020-2021

 
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Registration now OPEN!

 Thursday, September 3rd at 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST

Thursday, September 24th at 5:30 - 6:30pm PST

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Application
Opens Monday, September 14th, 2020

 

(link for application will be available here)

 
Application Deadline
Closes Thursday, December 17th, 2020
 

 

ALL materials must be received by PSYCAS on or before deadline

 
Interview Notification
January/February, 2021
 
 
We do not do rolling admissions - all noifications will be done at the same time.
 
Interview Days
Mid February, 2021
 
In person interviews are typically required.
In response to COVID-19 the School of Graduate Pscyhology is working on alternative options.
 
Admission Notifications
March, 2021
 

We do not do rolling admissions - all noifications will be done at the same time.

 
Deposits Due
April 15, 2021
 

 

Deposit due to hold place in Fall 2021 class

 

PsyD Admissions 2019-2020

2020 Entering Class Statistics

Approximate number of students matriculating

50

Number of students applying

315

Age range of incoming students

21-41

Average undergraduate GPA

3.43

Average graduate GPA (if applicable)

3.84

Average GRE Verbal (130-170 Scale)

155

Average GRE Quantitative (130-170 Scale)

151

Average GRE Analytic Writing

4.4

In-state students

8%

Out of State/International

92%

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for those whom English is not the native language.
Minimum score for paper test = 600; computer test = 250; internet test = 100.

Or, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test can be taken. An overall score of 7.0 is required with minimum sub scores per section also being 7.0.

If you attended a non-U.S. or non-Canadian college, university, or graduate school, a course-by-course evaluation of your international college and university transcripts is required. Several third-party organizations provide this service to international students, but we prefer WES (World Education Services). The credentials evaluation must be received in our Admissions office by the application deadline to ensure consideration of your application.

Transfer of Credits

Post-baccalaureate work at the graduate level in psychology taken at an accredited university may be evaluated for transfer. An "A" grade must have been achieved and the course instructor and the Director of Academics must determine that the content of the course (based on syllabus documentation) was appropriate through review of the Transfer of Credit Application. A maximum of 21 credits may be transferred from other schools provided these were earned after award of a bachelor's degree from an accredited program and within the four years immediately preceding admission to the school. Practicum and internship credits are not transferable.

 

Accreditation

The PsyD program is and has been continuously accredited by the APA Commission on Accreditation since 1990. (see the APA Accreditation website for further details) Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: 
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association 
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/about/coa/
202-336-5979 | apaaccred@apa.org 
www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

Department of Education disclosure

For more information on licensing requirements, including contact information for every state and territory licensing board, please see the Association of State Boards of Professional Psychology (ASBPP) webpage [link]. All states require the completion of supervised predoctoral practicum hours and a predoctoral internship. These aspects are also required for the PsyD degree in clinical psychology at Pacific University. In addition to education requirements for the doctoral degree, however, many jurisdictions require post-doctoral professional experience. These requirements are beyond the curricular requirements described below.

 

Note that in some jurisdictions, in addition to being licensed as psychologist, an individual can obtain prescribing privileges. Pacific University’s program does NOT fulfill requirements for licensure as prescribing psychologists in those states and jurisdictions that allow for it. Typically, additional coursework in pharmacology is needed in addition to the doctoral degree. Please see the ASBPP website for information about other U.S. territories and Canadian provinces.

 

Below, an asterisk (*) indicates that earning a doctoral degree from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) satisfies educational requirements for licensure. The PsyD program in clinical psychology at Pacific University is currently and has been continuously accredited by APA since 1990.

 

 

PU PsyD Program Satisfies Curricular Requirements?

 

 

State

 

Yes

 

No

Unable to Determine

 

State Professional Association or License Authority and Notes

  1. Alabama

X*

 

 

http://www.psychology.alabama.gov/default.aspx

  1. Alaska

X*

 

 

https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofPsychologists.aspx

  1. Arizona

X*

 

 

https://psychboard.az.gov/

  1. Arkansas

X*

 

 

https://psychologyboard.arkansas.gov/

  1. California

 

X

 

https://www.psychology.ca.gov/

Although 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)

  1. Colorado

X*

 

 

https://dpo.colorado.gov/Psychology

  1. Connecticut

X*

 

 

https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Public-Health-Hearing-Office/Board-of-Examiners-of-Psychologists/Board-of-Examiners-of-Psychologists

  1. District of Columbia

X*

 

 

 

  1. Delaware

X*

 

 

https://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/psychology/

  1. Florida

X*

 

 

https://floridaspsychology.gov/

  1. Georgia

X

 

 

https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/44

  1. Hawaii

X*

 

 

http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/psychology/

  1. Idaho

X*

 

 

https://ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardPage.aspx?Bureau=PSY

  1. Illinois

X*

 

 

https://www.idfpr.com/profs/psych.asp

  1. Indiana

X*

 

 

https://www.in.gov/pla/psych.htm

  1. Iowa

X*

 

 

https://www.idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Psychology

  1. Kansas

X*

 

 

https://ksbsrb.ks.gov/

  1. Kentucky

X

 

 

http://psy.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

  1. Louisiana

X*

 

 

http://www.lsbep.org/

  1. Maine

X*

 

 

https://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/psychologists/

  1. Maryland

X*

 

 

https://health.maryland.gov/psych/Pages/Home.aspx

  1. Massachusetts

X*

 

 

https://www.mass.gov/orgs/board-of-registration-of-psychologists

  1. Michigan

 

X

 

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-89334_72600_72603_27529_27552---,00.html

Although 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

  1. Minnesota

X*

 

 

http://www.psychologyboard.state.mn.us/

  1. Mississippi

X*

 

 

https://www.psychologyboard.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx

  1. Missouri

X*

 

 

https://pr.mo.gov/psychologists.asp

  1. Montana

X*

 

 

http://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/psy

  1. Nebraska

X*

 

 

http://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Pages/Psychology.aspx

  1. Nevada

X*

 

 

http://psyexam.nv.gov/

  1. New Hampshire

X*

 

 

https://www.oplc.nh.gov/psychologists/

  1. New Jersey

 

X

 

https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/psy/

NJ 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; 4) Psychopathology; 5) Psychological therapy/counseling or Industrial/Organizational Psychology; and 6) Research and Statistical Design. Graduates of PU’s PsyD program may need additional credit hours of coursework in personality theory and human development, learning theory or physiological psychology, and/or psychopathology

  1. New Mexico

X*

 

 

http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Psychologist_Examiners.aspx

  1. New York

X

 

 

http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/psych/

  1. North Carolina

X*

 

 

http://www.ncpsychologyboard.org/

  1. North Dakota

X*

 

 

http://ndsbpe.org/index.html

  1. Ohio

X*

 

 

https://psychology.ohio.gov/

  1. Oklahoma

X*

 

 

https://www.ok.gov/psychology/

  1. Oregon

X*

 

 

https://www.oregon.gov/psychology/pages/index.aspx

  1. Pennsylvania

X*

 

 

https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/Psychology/Pages/default.aspx#.VgG6GN9VhBc

  1. Rhode Island

X*

 

 

https://health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=241

  1. South Carolina

X*

 

 

https://llr.sc.gov/psych/

  1. South Dakota

X*

 

 

https://dss.sd.gov/licensingboards/psych/psych.aspx

  1. Tennessee

X*

 

 

https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boards/psychology-board/psych-board/about.html

  1. Texas

X

 

 

http://www.tsbep.texas.gov/index.php

  1. Utah

X*

 

 

https://dopl.utah.gov/psych/index.html

  1. Vermont

X*

 

 

https://sos.vermont.gov/

  1. Virginia

X*

 

 

http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/psychology/

  1. Washington

X*

 

 

https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/Psychologist.aspx

  1. West Virginia

X

 

 

https://psychbd.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx

  1. Wisconsin

X

 

 

https://dsps.wi.gov/pages/Professions/Psychologist/Default.aspx

  1. Wyoming

X*

 

 

https://psychology.wyo.gov/

  1. American Samoa

 

 

X

https://www.americansamoa.gov/

  1. Guam

 

 

X

http://dphss.guam.gov/guam-board-of-allied-health-examiners/

  1. Northern Mariana Islands

X

 

 

http://cnmibpl-hcplb.net/

  1. Puerto Rico

 

 

X

http://www.salud.gov.pr/Dept-de-Salud/Pages/Unidades-Operacionales/Secretaria-Auxiliar-de-Reglamentacion-Acreditacion-de-Facilidades-de-Salud.aspx#conveniencia

  1. US Virgin Islands

X

 

 

http://usvipsychologyboard.com/    

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