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IMPORTANT NOTICE:  We have extended the deadline for all application materials. Applications must be submitted by the extended deadline of midnight, December 22nd.

*Please note that the deadline is still reflected as December 15th in the Application Instructions.

Link to Information about the Applied Psychology Program

Prospective applicants must submit two independent applications: one to the University and a separate one to the Department of Psychology.


Your Department application will not be reviewed until you have submitted your University application and have been assigned a PSU identification number.

Apply to the University for Graduate Admission

 

If you have questions about the University application or admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions directly.

 

Admission to graduate study is granted on the basis of evidence of preparedness to undertake advanced work and the probability of successful completion of the degree. All applicants must hold a B.A. or B.S. degree from a regionally acredited institution (the degree may be in progress at the time of applicaiton but must be completed before admission can be finalized).


In general, admitted applicants have:

  • Preparation in research methods, statistics and experimental psychology or equivalent.
  • At least a 3.25 undergraduate GPA, with a mean of approximately 3.80.
  • Scored in the 70-80th percentile (or above) in Quantitative and 4.5 or above on the Analytical Writing sections of the GRE.


Please note: The Department of Psychology is now using an online application system, allowing for the electronic submission of all components of our application including letters of recommendation. Please select your program of interest below for specific instructions.  These instructions include information about the letters of recommendation.

Apply to the Ph.D. in Applied Psychology.pdf

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  We have extended the deadline for all application materials. Applications must be submitted by the extended deadline of midnight, December 22nd.

Application Deadline

Ph.D in Applied Psychology

December 15 for the following Academic Year

 

Note: We are not accepting applications for the terminal M.A. or M.S. degree programs for the 2014-2015 academic year. Admitted students entering the Ph.D. program will earn a Master’s degree en route to the Ph.D. unless they waive the requirement based on a previously conducted empirical Master’s thesis. 

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Please note that the graduate program in Psychology at Portland State University does not provide training, prepare for licensure in, nor offer degrees in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.

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