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Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Graduate Psychology

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Striving for excellence, the faculty at Pacific University’s School of Graduate Psychology prepares psychological professionals who foster collaborative relationships, have inquiring minds, create meaningful change, and dedicate themselves to models of health and well-being that support diversity and social justice.

The School of Graduate Psychology (SGP) at Pacific University educates empirically-informed psychological professionals who may choose research, practice, or other health or organizational service careers. SGP is an academic community that fosters collaborative inquiry, encouraging faculty and students to work together on program development, clinical research, and governance. Programs and individuals at SGP emphasize and are committed to psychologically-informed work that is relevant to diverse populations at the individual, family, group, and community levels.

The School of Graduate Psychology, as part of the College of Health Professions, complements Pacific University’s traditional liberal arts and sciences undergraduate offerings. The distinctive interprofessional learning environment, coupled with SGP’s emphasis on diversity, community involvement, and practical applications, creates a unique learning opportunity in the Pacific Northwest. The School of Graduate Psychology offers six degrees:

  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology (PhD)
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (open only to students in the PsyD program)
  • Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (open only to students in the PhD program)
  • Master of Arts in Applied Psychological Science (APS)
  • Master of Science in Applied Psychological Science (APS - currently not accepting applications)

The School of Graduate Psychology prepares students for mastery and success in a rapidly evolving, demanding profession. Clinical and applied psychology require a solid grounding in the science of psychology, a keen sense of ethics, strong interpersonal and research skills, and the ability to work in a variety of professional roles with clients and communities of a diverse range of backgrounds.

SGP provides a comprehensive and integrated educational experience that offers an extensive psychological knowledge base and fosters the development of applied clinical and research competence. SGP curricula are designed to build and integrate the many components and aspects of psychological practice. SGP emphasizes community involvement and flexible, diversity-appropriate, practical applications of scientific psychology. Depending upon the program or area of emphasis, students learn how to apply and contribute to knowledge of human behavior to resolve problems and improve conditions. The programs offer broad and general doctoral education and training that includes preparation in health service psychology. Our PsyD program places relatively greater emphasis on training for engaging in professional practice and our PhD program places relatively greater emphasis on training related to research. The PsyD program presents students with a range of theoretical perspectives and exposes them to assessment, intervention, research/evaluation, consultation/education, and management/supervision. Students in the PhD program are trained to integrate the science and practice of psychology by completing specific coursework, producing original empirical research, and engaging in clinical practicum placements. Graduates of each program, however, must demonstrate a fundamental understanding of and competency in both research/scholarly activities and evidence-based professional practice. The goal of the Master’s Program in Applied Psychological Science is to foster learning of and competence in skills necessary for responsible and ethical professional practice in a variety of contexts and settings.

SGP orients students to scholarship that contributes to an understanding of human nature, to research that informs the clinical endeavor, and to services for diverse populations. SGP recognizes that individual experiences and personal values of each practitioner are central to effective and socially responsible practice. Faculty members strive to promote development and integration of professional competence, social justice, and humanitarian values. SGP programs are responsive to the real needs of many diverse peoples in a rapidly changing society; to that end, faculty, staff, and students maintain close connections with the communities they serve.

SGP’s curriculum provides students with a solid foundation for psychological practice and continuing professional growth. Graduates have the knowledge and skills to provide psychological services to individuals, groups, and the community in a variety of contexts. They are encouraged to seek out new and innovative professional roles. Doctoral graduates are prepared to enter the post-doctoral licensing process; The APS program is designed to prepare students for employment as masters-level professionals or for further training in psychology at the doctoral level.

Full-time faculty in SGP are committed to a range of applications of psychology. Adjunct faculty include practicing psychologists and specialists in relevant areas of academic psychology. In addition to teaching and developing students’ skills, faculty function as models for the ideals of professional behavior and service to the public.

Effective January 1, 2017, the School of Professional Psychology changed its name to School of Graduate Psychology. This change reflects expansions in the school to include a variety of programs, such as the PhD Program in Clinical Psychology and the MS Program in Applied Psychological Science, both research-oriented programs. The name change also aligns the school with national trends in healthcare and psychology’s role within these developments. Most importantly, it complies with the spirit of a directive by the American Psychological Association to identify psychology as a healthcare profession.


All SGP programs are regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).  Additionally, the PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology has been accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA)* since 1990. The PhD Program in Clinical Psychology was accredited by APA* (on contingency) in 2017. The Clinical Specialization of the APS program was accredited by the Master’s in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC)** with the graduation of its second cohort in August 2017 (See the MPCAC website for further details:

*Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, N.E.
Washington, DC, 20002-4242
Tel: (202) 336-5979; email:

**Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council
595 New Loudon Road #265
Latham, New York 12110
Tel: (518) 785-1980; email:

Facilities/Clinics and External Opportunities

The School of Graduate Psychology is housed on the College of Health Professions Campus in Hillsboro, Oregon.

SGP maintains the Pacific Psychology & Comprehensive Health Clinics (PCH), a multi-site training clinic that provides opportunities for supervised clinical experiences to students in both doctoral programs. Services are rendered by student clinicians under the supervision of qualified, licensed psychologists. A wide range of psychological services are made available to the community.  In addition to psychological services, PCH also offers integrated healthcare services including primary care through a partnership with National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), Speech-Language therapy, and Occupational Therapy.

The PCH has two clinical sites, one in Hillsboro and one in Portland.  Both clinics offer evidence-based interventions for treating a wide range of concerns, including anxiety,  depression, trauma, loss and grief, relationship problems, self-esteem problems, and parent-child problems, as well as cognitive and personality assessment, neuropsychological and psychological assessment, individual therapy, marital and family therapy, group therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and consultation. Comprehensive healthcare is available at both sites. Services in Spanish are available. The Hillsboro and Portland PCH sites are easily accessible via mass transit through the MAX light-rail system.

SGP students also benefit from over 100  community placement sites for clinical practica located throughout the Portland metropolitan area and nearby communities. These external opportunities to gain clinical experience exist for students in the doctoral and master’s programs. Some of the settings where students have been placed include community mental health centers, hospitals, residential and day treatment facilities, college counseling centers, correctional facilities, and local schools.

Clinical PsyD and PhD Internships

To obtain the Doctor of Psychology or the Doctor of Philosophy degree, each student must complete an internship at sites throughout the United States and Canada. Internships are obtained through a competitive, national application process that is administered independently of SGP. SGP students have been successfully placed in hospitals, university counseling centers, mental health centers, and other institutional settings.

Sabiduría Latina/o Psychology Emphasis

“Sabiduría” in Spanish means wisdom, knowledge, learning and understanding, not only of oneself but also of others. It means using knowledge and understanding to attain balance, health, wellness, to reach goals and help others to do the same. Sabiduría states that the healing and spiritual development are interconnected, that people can live life with meaning and purpose, that illness offers an opening for integration and personal growth and that life setbacks are opportunities for growth and self-improvement (Ruiz, 1997, Coma-Diaz, 2010).


The Sabiduria Latina/o psychology emphasis allows students from all SGP programs to gain competencies in Latina/o psychology and culturally informed work/psychology that can be adapted or translated and applied to other multicultural groups. The emphasis is ideal for students with different levels of Spanish proficiency who want to be trained in Latina/o culture and/or multicultural areas. The emphasis allows students the opportunity to focus their training on culturally informed services with Latina/os and individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds, while at the same time working on improving their Spanish proficiency, whatever their Spanish level may be. It is not required, but it is desired, that students have Spanish language skills.

The emphasis provides students with classes, clinical practicum, and research experiences that focus on working with Latina/os and/or Spanish-speaking individuals. Outreach, health and wellness, and community psychology components and service are integrated through all the emphasis requirements.

For the PsyD program, students can choose the emphasis in combination with their track of choice (e.g., health with the Latina/o psychology emphasis). Similarly, students from the APS program can choose the emphasis in combination with their specialty (e.g., clinical psychology with a Latina/o psychology emphasis). The PhD program students can pursue the Latina/o psychology emphasis to supplement their academic, clinical, and research training.

Benefits of Joining the Sabiduría Latina/o Psychology Emphasis

The Latina/o psychology emphasis provides students with specialized training to work with Latina/os and other individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds in the most culturally sensitive manner. Our training includes courses in culturally and linguistically focused assessment and treatment, clinical supervision in Spanish, Latina/o and bilingually focused clinical training placements, multiple community outreach opportunities, cultural and international experiences, and Spanish language support. Our cohesive and supportive learning community provides students with an opportunity for faculty mentorship, close peer relationships, and lifelong professional relationships. Our emphasis is community focused, and we have an extensive community network that provides students professional and personal opportunities beyond our academic program.

Course Requirements (6 credits total)

  • Depending on a student’s Spanish language skills, the student can either take the Basic Clinical Skills Bilingual Lab (1-credit course for students who have Spanish skills at the intermediate-mid level or intermediate-high level) or the Basics of Mental Health Spanish I (1-credit course for students who have Spanish skills at the intermediate-low or low level). Either course is required in first year.
  • Depending on a student’s Spanish language skills, the student can either take the Treatment Planning and Intervention Bilingual Lab (1-credit course for students who have Spanish skills at the intermediate-mid level or intermediate-high level) or the Basics of Mental Health Spanish II (1-credit course for students who have Spanish skills at the intermediate-low or low level). Either course is required in first year.
  • Sociocultural Foundations of Latina/o Mental Health (3 cr)
  • Participation in one Latino Cultural Experience, Immersion, or International Study (1 credit – recommended in summer prior to the second year of graduate study).

Recommended courses:

  • Intermediate to Advanced Spanish Language Courses (when needed and available), recommended during the third and/or fourth year.
  • Multicultural Assessment or Psychological Assessment with Latinos (3 cr)
  • Clinical Interventions with Latina/os (3 cr)

Clinical Requirements

For doctoral students and APS students in the clinical psychology specialty, their first clinical experience (Practicum I at the PCH Clinics for doctoral students) must include working with Latina/os and/or Spanish speaking populations, participating in the Interprofessional Diabetes Clinic (IDC), and performing outreach activities with the Latina/o community. Additionally, for doctoral students, at least one of the community clinical training experiences (either Practicum II or Clinical Fieldwork) must be focused on Latina/o populations as combined with their interest or track. Only students who want to work with Spanish-speaking clients must be tested on the OPI of the ACTFL test and score at the Intermediate-high level before Practicum I (or before internship for APS students). Priority will be given to clinical training placements supervised by bilingual and/or culturally focused supervisors. Students working with the Latina/o community either at PCH Clinics or in the community must participate in a monthly cultural and linguistic consultation group provided by PCH Clinics.


For doctoral students and APS students in the Applied Research specialty, the dissertation or thesis must be completed within an area of Latina/o mental health, in accordance with track or program research requirements. Students conducting research with the Latina/o community must participate in at least one cultural research consultation meeting in each stage of their research process (e.g., topic/research question development, measure selection, data collection, data analysis, etc.)

Faculty and Mentors

Faculty and Mentors in the Latina/o psychology emphasis include a mix of core and adjunct faculty in addition to community psychologists who provide teaching, supervision, and research mentoring to emphasis students. Faculty areas of specialization include mental health evaluation; neuropsychological assessment; individual, child, family, group, and couples psychotherapy; integrated health care; treatment of anxiety, depression and trauma, eating disorders, and obesity; parent-child relations; child and adolescent behavior problems; cross-cultural interventions, mindfulness and cultural adaptations; stress management and body-mind integrated treatments; and community psychology and wellness practices.

Admission & Selection

Application to the emphasis occurs during the first term of enrollment. Students are identified on the basis of their academic strength and fit with the emphasis based on the SGP admission selection process. If space is open, a second wave of admission and selection for students who are already part of SGP will occur at the end of each fall semester.

Students interested in the emphasis must include a letter of interest. The letter must address the following questions in no more than 2 to 3 pages total (double-spaced):

  • Why do you want to join the Latina/o psychology emphasis?

  • What are your experiences working with the Latina/o community?

  • What are your research and clinical interests in the field of Latina/o psychology or multicultural psychology? In what capacity do you see yourself working with Latina/os or individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds after you graduate?

  • What challenges do you see in yourself and the system that would affect your capacity to fulfill the professional goals of the emphasis?

  • What qualities do you possess that you think will make you an asset to the emphasis?

  • Describe your ability to speak Spanish, whatever that may be, and what steps you plan to implement to improve your Spanish language skills (oral and written).

Upon admittance into the emphasis, students who wish to complete clinical training with Spanish-speaking clients must take the OPI Spanish Placement appropriate for the student. Students identified to be part of the emphasis are invited to participate in first-year bilingual labs and/or Spanish courses.

Policies: School of Graduate Psychology

Catalog Year and Readmission

The catalog in effect at the time of a student’s initial enrollment indicates the specific requirements for that student. Students leaving the program for more than 3 terms must apply for readmission to return, and would re-enter the program under the requirements in effect at the time of readmission.

Students who have left the program voluntarily are welcome to reapply through the regular application process. This, along with official transcripts from all colleges attended during the absence from Pacific must be submitted to the Graduate Admissions office.

Academic Year

The academic year, comprised of two 15-week semesters and one 12-week term, begins in late August and continues through July. Required courses are typically offered one time per year; elective courses may be offered alternate years. Both clinical and required courses continue through the summer term. Clinical training may extend beyond term dates.

Time to Complete Degree

PsyD and PhD students must complete all degree requirements within eight (8) years of enrollment. Students entering with an approved Master’s Degree and transferred Thesis requirement have seven (7) years from matriculation to complete PhD degree requirements.

Students must complete all degree requirements for the Master of Arts/Master of Science in Clinical Psychology within three (3) years of initial enrollment. All requirements for the Master of Arts/Master of Science degree in Applied Psychological Science must be completed within four years of initial enrollment.

Credit Load

Full-time enrollment is defined as 9-16 hours per term. Permission by petition is required for enrollment of fewer than nine credits. With approved petition, students must maintain a minimum enrollment of six credits per term. Students participating in student loan programs may lose student payment deferment status if they fall below half-time enrollment. A leave of absence must be requested, by petition, if a student does not maintain continuous enrollment. Students in the APS program must petition for approval to take more than 12 credits in any given term.

Part-time study is discouraged. Part-time students should be aware that completing program requirements while maintaining full-time employment during the whole course of study would be extremely difficult.

Permission to exceed 19 credits per term must be obtained by petition from the academic advisor and program director, in consultation with the Director of Academics. Additional tuition beyond the full-time consolidated tuition (see below) will be charged per credit above 16 credits as applicable in any given term in which a student enrolls.

Registration and Auditing

Changes in course registration (cancellations, additions, or changes in credits or audit/credit status) may be made during the first two weeks of Fall and Spring semesters. (Refer to the Student Handbook for deadlines for Summer term.) Refund of tuition will be according to the University refund policy.

Students may request to audit didactic coursework, with the understanding that if it is required for their degree they will need to re-take the course for credit. If a student is enrolled to Audit a class, they are not allowed to change that registration to credit until the next time it is offered. The Audit request must be completed by the add/drop deadline for the term in which the course is being audited. Research, Clinical Training, and required coursework cannot be audited.

Only students seeking a degree may enroll in courses.

Add/Drop/Withdrawal Schedule

Students may drop a semester-long course through the 10th day of the semester without having the course appear on the transcript. After this point, and through the 10th week of the semester (fall and spring; between the 2nd and 8th week in summer), students may withdraw from a course through BoxerOnline registration management system and a “W” is posted on the transcript. Withdrawals after the 10th week normally are not permitted unless approved by the Director of Academics.

Requests for changes in registration after the second week of class must be in writing and have the approval of the Director of Academics. Registration changes that occur beyond the add/drop deadline in any given term may be subject to a fine.  See SGP Student Handbook for more information.

Students may not withdraw from a clinical training placement or end the placement before the previously authorized end date without approval from the Director of Clinical Training, the Clinical Mentor, and the site supervisor; unapproved and/or early withdrawal will be considered an issue of professional concern and may result in failure of the placement.

Repeated Courses

If a course taken at Pacific University is repeated at Pacific University the higher grade is counted in the grade point average.  Both grades remain on the student record.

Courses taken at another institution following matriculation at Pacific University will not count toward graduation requirements without prior approval of the Program Director and Director of Academics.


Students who do not earn a “B” or better in any required course must re-take that course for credit to meet graduation requirements.  As most SGP courses are offered once per academic year, a student may need to wait until the following year to remediate a course, thus delaying their degree completion.  Questions regarding the need for remediation should be addressed to the Program Director.

Continuous Enrollment/Leave of Absence

A formal leave of absence must be requested by petition for any term a student does not enroll. Students are allowed three total (consecutive or non-consecutive) leaves of absence during their matriculation. The time-to-completion deadlines for degrees (e.g., 4 years for APS, 8 years for PsyD and PhD) do not change with a leave of absence. Students with a break in enrollment of more than three consecutive terms are considered to be withdrawn from the program.


Courses and PsyD Dissertation are graded with a letter grade and supplementary comments from the instructor. Grades used are A, B, C, and F. Students must earn “B” or better in program requirements to continue progressing through their respective programs. Internship, Laboratories, PhD Thesis and Dissertation, all Clinical Practica, and APS Research projects are graded on a Pass/No Pass basis (P=B or above). X is used for continuing courses; the X converts to P or N when the course is completed.

Incomplete Grades

An instructor may issue a grade of Incomplete (I) only when the major portion of a course has been completed satisfactorily but health or other emergency reasons prevent the student from finishing all requirements of the course. Prior to submitting an Incomplete grade, the instructor and the student complete an Incomplete/WP Grade Contract detailing the completion and submission of all remaining work, as well as the timeline. After submission of the work, the instructor completes a Grade Change form and submits it to the Director of Academics for approval; the form is then processed by the Registrar.

Latest Completion/Expiration Dates

Fall Incompletes: April 15 of the following year

Spring Incompletes: July 15 of the same year

Summer Incompletes: November 15 of the following academic year

If agreed-upon work is not completed and no grade change submitted by the deadline (and an extension has not been granted), when the Incomplete expires the grade becomes an F or N. Faculty may request an extension of an Incomplete (before the expiration date of the Incomplete) by notifying the Registrar’s office.

Work in Progress Grades

Occasionally, situations arise where it is not possible to submit a course grade at the end of a term, because a curricular component is planned to occur after the term ends (external research sites, for example) or an unanticipated situation arises preventing completion within the term (such as broken equipment). The WP grade was created as a placeholder to be used until a permanent grade is submitted. The WP grade is to be used for an entire course or group within a course, not an individual. The WP must be replaced by a permanent grade before the end of the term immediately following (e.g., the end of Summer term for Spring courses), or it will turn to N or F (depending on the grade scheme for the course).

For both Incomplete and WP Grade requests, instructors complete the Incomplete/WP Grade Contract with the student and submit to the Director of Academics, who will process it with the Registrar’s office for determination of appropriate grade.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Good academic standing in the School of Graduate Psychology is defined as continued enrollment, satisfactory academic progress, appropriate interpersonal functioning, sound clinical skills, and appropriate professional/ethical conduct and attitudes. Students are evaluated at least annually.

Students will be given regular reports on their progress in the program. A student who is not performing adequately according to the standards will receive notification through written feedback and/or individual advisement. After receiving such feedback, failure to improve performance before the next scheduled evaluation may result in academic probation.

Students placed on academic probation will receive formal written notification outlining the reasons for probation and expectations that must be met in order for probation to be lifted. Failure to meet the requirements of probation in a timely manner may result in removal from the School.

Faculty will evaluate academic performance, clinical skills, research progress, and professional development and behaviors demonstrated in the educational environment and in clinical performance according to standards set forth in the University Catalog, the SGP Student Handbook, the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, and elsewhere.

In the case of flagrant and intentional violations of the Code of Academic Conduct, or the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct students may be removed from the School without previous warning at any time in their academic career.

Information regarding review of student progress is detailed in program-specific student handbooks.


In general, program decisions regarding academic standing are final. A decision may be appealed only if the student can show that:

  • there was an error in the procedure used by the faculty,
  • there is new evidence sufficient to alter the decision, or
  • the sanction imposed was not appropriate to the severity of the violation of professional or academic standards.

Details of professional and academic standards, evaluations procedures, and the appeals process are available in the Professional Programs Catalog, the University Student Handbook, the PsyD, PhD, and MA/MS in Applied Psychological Science Student Handbooks, and additional resources available from the school’s administrative office.

Grade Changes

Once a course grade has been submitted to the Registrar, it is considered final and may be changed only for the following reasons: to correct a recording, posting, or computational error; to change an Incomplete or WP grade to a final letter grade; to adjust a disputed grade after the appeal process has come to a close (see below); or if a documented illness/emergency prevents a student from requesting and receiving an approved Incomplete Grade Contract before final grades are due.

Official grades (BoxerOnline) and E*Value comments may be revised by the Director of Clinical Training (DCT) if the supervisor or DCT learns information about student performance during that term that was not available at the time of the evaluation.

Faculty members submit Grade Change Request forms to the Director of Academics for approval; Grade Change forms are available on Moodle (SGP Faculty Resources – Faculty Forms & Templates).

Appealing a Course Grade

A student who wishes to appeal a final course grade should first meet with the instructor of the course to present questions and concerns about the grade. If this meeting does not provide adequate closure, the student may then meet with the Program Director (in coordination with the Director of Academics); the student may then meet with the Dean of SGP. Beyond the Dean of SGP, the student may challenge via appeal to the CHP Standards & Appeals committee. Appeal to University SAC. The decision of the University SAC is final.

Transfer Credit

Students may apply to transfer credits earned for graduate work in psychology taken at a regionally accredited college or university after the awarding of the bachelor’s degree if the course is equivalent to a course in the program of matriculation. The instructor of the proposed equivalent course will evaluate the syllabus documentation to determine whether credit will be awarded. An “A” grade must have been earned; in no case will credit be given for work that was not graded or formally evaluated. In cases of courses graded on a Pass/No Pass system, course performance will be carefully evaluated.

For the PsyD Program a maximum of 21 course credits may be transferred. For the PhD Program, 15 credits of graduate coursework may be transferred, an additional 3 credits of history of psychology (at the undergraduate [waiver] or graduate level), and 12 credits of Thesis may be transferred. All credits must have been taken within the four years immediately preceding admission to the School.  For the Master’s in Applied Psychological Science Program, the same requirements apply, but a maximum of 12 credits may be transferred.

Practicum and internship credits are not transferable, and the Thesis may be transferred in the PhD program with approval.

Students coming from an APA-accredited doctoral program into the PsyD or PhD program may transfer in additional credits. See program-specific transfer form or contact the Program Director.


Commencement for all SGP programs occurs in August, although degree conferral can occur in January, May, or August depending upon when degree requirements are met. Students are not required to participate in the commencement ceremony. All degree requirements must be completed except for internship to be allowed to participate in commencement ceremony.  Questions of eligibility to participate should be directed to the Program Director.


The School of Graduate Psychology does not award graduation honors.

Tuition and Fees: School of Graduate Psychology

PsyD and PhD  
Annual (Fall, 2018, Spring, 2019, Summer 2019) $35,685
Per semester $11,895
Part-time, per credit $1,082
Audit, per credit hour $450
Student Health & Counseling fee $282
Doctoral Programs one-time fees  
Clinical Competency Examination Fee $75
Dissertation Fee $75
Annual (Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019) $26,490
Per semester $8,830
Part-time, per credit $1,072
Audit, per credit hour $450
Student Health & Counseling fee $282

Students enrolled for 9-16 credits are charged full-time tuition. Students enrolled for more than 16 credits are charged the full-time rate plus the per credit rate for each credit over 16. Students enrolled in fewer than 9 credits are charged the per credit rate.

Financial Aid

Graduate Assistantships
Outstanding applicants to the MA/MS (APS) and PsyD Programs may be offered Graduate Assistantships with admission. These positions offer an opportunity to work directly with a full-time faculty member of the School. A payment of $3,000 per year is offered.

Teaching Assistantships
Returning students in the PsyD and PhD Programs in Clinical Psychology and in the MA/MS Program in Applied Psychological Science may apply for positions to assist course instructors in preparation of course materials and in facilitation of course mastery by students. A payment of $1,200 per course is offered.

Research Assistantships
All students in their first and second year in the PhD Program in Clinical Psychology receive Research Assistantships of $5,000 per year. Students are assigned to a faculty member who oversees the assistantship, and for whom they work up to 7 hours per week during the 11-month academic year. This award is contingent upon maintaining good academic standing and doing quality work as judged by the respective faculty member.

Service Scholarships
Applicants to the PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology may apply for multi-year Service Scholarships, which are awarded at the time of formal notification of admission. These scholarships are initially typically in the amount of $3,000-$4,000 per year and are for a 3-year period. Returning students may apply for 1-year Service Scholarships.

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