How to Apply | Clinical Psychology PsyD

The application for our 2024 application cycle is now closed. Our 2025 application will open this September

Interested in learning more about the program or how to have a strong application? Join us for an Open House event!

  • In-person Open House: September Date TBD 
    • This event is for all three School of Graduate Psychology programs
  • Virtual Open House: September Date TBD
    • This event is for the PsyD program only


Application Information

We utilize the central application system PSYCAS for our PsyD application. Please note that application materials, including official transcripts from all institutions attended and all other supplemental materials should be sent directly to PSYCAS, not Pacific University.

View our PSYCAS Application Checklist - Tips and Tricks

Other Items to Submit:

  • Official transcripts from all previous institutions attended
  • CV or Resume (upload within online application)
  • Two letters of recommendation - This is done electronically through PSYCAS. An applicant will simply need to provide their recommenders' information when prompted to do so and an email will be sent to the recommender requesting the necessary documentation. 
  • Completed essay questions (included in online application)

Additional Admissions Information:

The School of Graduate Psychology seeks students with both academic aptitude and personal qualities that will enable them to develop personally and professionally into effective psychologists.

A personal interview is required for all finalists who apply to the program.

Applicants are advised that Pacific University requires criminal background checks. This background check is required to determine students' qualification to provide services; it takes place after admission and deposit. A criminal record may disqualify a previously admitted student. In addition, drug screenings and additional trainings are required prior to the start of clinical practicum placements.

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Jenni Gottschalk | Graduate and Professional Admissions
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