Oregon Master’s in Psychology Degree Programs and Resources

The Oregon colleges categorized below by affordability offer terminal (master’s in psychology only) and non-terminal (master’s in psychology with doctorate) degree programs. There are 6 colleges providing 18 postgraduate degree programs in Oregon. The areas of higher education psychology degree types offered include: psychology, applied psychology, clinical mental health counseling, school psychology, applied psychological science, clinical psychology, cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, social/personality psychology, systems neuroscience, and counseling psychology. The “Oregon Psychology Resources” section at the bottom of the page lists websites that feature Oregon psychology information. States that neighbor Oregon and offer graduate psychology degree programs are Nevada, California, Washington and Idaho.

Oregon Masters in Psychology

Oregon Master’s in Psychology Programs

Portland State University The PSU Master's in Applied Psychology creates understanding and solutions to enhance lives and address societal problems. Core courses include Applied Social/Community Psychology, Applied Developmental Psychology and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Along with our research, our work with students reflects our commitment to realizing human and organizational possibilities to their fullest.
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Southern Oregon University (CACREP) The SOU Department of Psychology MS/MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) prepares candidates to be competent, culturally aware, ethical counselors who will provide exceptional mental health services in both public and private settings to meet the needs of increasingly diverse communities.
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University of Oregon (APA,NASP) The UO MS in School Psychology requires a minimum of 93 credits, and typically takes three years to complete, including a sequence of supervised field experiences, practicums, and a 1,200-hour internship. Graduates of this program meet State of Oregon licensure requirements and are eligible for the nationally certified school psychologist credential offered by the National Association of School Psychologists.
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University of Oregon The UO MA or MS in Psychology is designed to provide advanced training for a small number of individuals who have a clearly focused research interest and an academic plan. The program includes the following research areas: Cognitive/Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, Social and Personality Psychology, and Systems Neuroscience.
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Pacific University (MPCAC) The PU Master's program in Applied Psychological Science (APS) is designed to prepare students for their desired careers in Clinical Psychology. The focus of the program is on the local perspective, applying clinical practice based up on research specific to their environment and community.
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Oregon Doctorate in Psychology Programs

George Fox University (NCATE,TSPC) The GFU EdS in School Psychology prepares graduates to work in public and private schools, to test and assess students, and to analyze test results discerning need areas for children in Oregon and throughout the country. Our programs are rooted in the belief that school psychologists must understand the physiological, psychological, relational, spiritual, and educational needs of K-12 students.
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George Fox University (APA) The GFU PsyD in Psychology integrates rigorous coursework, intensive clinical training, meaningful research and a Christian faith perspective — all within a learning community that is invested in the mentoring and professional training of our students. The PsyD program offers one track in primary care, an innovative and growing area of practice for psychologists. Two areas of emphasis offered are: Child and Adolescent Psychology or Psychological and Neurological Assessment.
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Lewis & Clark College (NASP,TSPC) The L&C EdS in School Psychology emphasizes the development of this deep understanding of children, families and schools as well as the development of these effective relational and communication skills. Our students learn to work effectively with individual children, whole families, special education teams, as well as whole school communities to help create learning environments that foster the healthy development of all children.
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Portland State University The PSU PhD in Applied Psychology areas of emphasis include: Applied Developmental Psychology; Applied Social Psychology; Community Psychology; Applied Quantitative Psychology and Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
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University of Oregon (APA) The UO PhD in Counseling Psychology will train you in a generalist, scientist-practitioner model, which emphasizes education and training in theory, science, assessment, and practice. Our graduates are skilled in research and evidence-based practices with the goal of improving health outcomes in children, adults, and families. The curriculum emphasizes strengths-based training in health promotion.
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University of Oregon (APA,NASP) The UO PhD in School Psychology requires 157 credits minimum. Students may enter the doctoral program with or without a master’s degree. The program prepares students to qualify for licensure as a professional psychologist through the state board of psychologist examiners, as well as state certification or licensure as a school psychologist in Oregon and most other states.
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University of Oregon (APA,PCSAS,APCS) The UO PhD in Clinical Psychology endorses a clinical scientist model for graduate training. This model emphasizes multi-level conceptualizations of psychopathology, comprising neurobiological, developmental, psychosocial, and multicultural perspectives.students receive training in infant, child, and adult psychopathology, culture and diversity, infant, child, family and adult assessment, and neuropsychology
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University of Oregon The UO PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience emphasizes the development of imagination and intellectual independence. Research areas include the cognitive and neural basis of perception, visual cognition, selective attention, working memory, long-term memory, executive control, action, language processing, and brain plasticity. We also investigate how these processes are altered by development in impoverished environments, aging, traumatic brain injury, autism, and other conditions.
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University of Oregon The UO PhD in Developmental Psychology offers extensive coverage of development during infancy, childhood, and adolescence, with some additional interest in aging. Several areas of research are strongly represented including cognitive development, socioemotional development, developmental psychopathology, and developmental social and affective neuroscience.
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University of Oregon The UO PhD in Social/Personality Psychology reflects an intellectually diverse approach to understanding intrapersonal and interpersonal processes and individual differences. Areas of particular focus include: emotion and motivation; self, identity, and social cognition; groups, networks, and organizations; culture, values and world views; personality structure and development; decision making and risk perception and more.
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University of Oregon The UO PhD in Systems Neuroscience spans both the Psychology and Biology departments. Research areas span levels from genes to circuits to behavior, with a focus on understanding how neuronal computations underlie behavior. Students combine a core neuroscience curriculum with a customized course of study designed to fit their interests.
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Pacific University (APA) The PU PhD in Clinical Psychology adheres to an integrated scientist-practitioner model. Students have the opportunity to gain experience in areas of faculty expertise, including mindfulness and MBSR, aging and cognitive issues (e.g., Alzheimer's disease; memory), behavioral neuroscience, pediatric neuropsychology, childhood risk and resilience, and substance abuse.
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Pacific University (APA) The PU PsyD in Clinical Psychology emphasizes coursework reflecting the latest empirical findings in the field. Five tracks to choose from include: Adult Psychology track, Child Psychology track, Forensic Psychology track, Health Psychology track, and Neuropsychology track.
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Oregon Psychology Licensing and Resources

Oregon Research Institute Founded in 1960 the ORI is a charitable research center, dedicated entirely to understanding human behavior and improving the quality of human life. ORI scientists study such topics as childhood obesity and behavioral problems, promoting health across the agespan, preventing and treating teen substance use and abuse, and understanding and preventing eating disorders. Emerging areas include genetics, opioid addiction, Alzheimer's Disease, and health economics.
Oregon Board of Psychology The OBOP was created for the purpose of examining and licensing all persons in Oregon who engage in the practice of psychology. The Board is also charged with safeguarding the people of the State of Oregon from the dangers of unqualified and improper practice of psychology. The Board consists of nine members: six are licensed psychologists and three members are from the general public, not associated with the profession
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Oregon Psychological Association The OPA represents the profession of psychology in the state of Oregon. We advocate for current and future psychologists, partnering mental health professionals and organizations, and the health and welfare of all communities in Oregon. We seek to empower psychologists to practice at the height of their professional scope, and to facilitate their contributions to all communities in Oregon through clinical practice, education, research, advocacy, outreach and partnership.
National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI Oregon is a statewide grassroots organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals living with mental illness, as well as their families and loved ones.
Oregon Psychologist License Lookup The Oregon Board of Psychology maintains an online License Verification System of licensed psychologists, psychologist associates, and residents in Oregon. You may search by any combination of the licensee or resident's name, city, zip code, or license number.
Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association OPPA educates the public on mental health issues, advocates on behalf of members and their patients at the State Legislature, provides quality continuing medical education programs, and serves as a resource to mental health professionals.
Oregon Psychoanalytic Center OPC trains mental health professionals in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The Center is known for its high-quality educational programs, which are offered to a wide range of mental health professionals.
Oregon Council of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry OCCAP is an organization for medical doctors trained to diagnose and treat mental disorders in children, adolescents, and adults using biological, psychological, and social approaches. Our mission is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through advocacy, education, and research, and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers.
Oregon School Psychologists Association The mission of OSPA is to support school psychologists through advocacy, professional development, and community partnerships to promote excellence in education, mental health, and diversity in the state of Oregon.
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Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis The OABA is an organization for professionals, parents, caregivers, educators, researchers, and others who wish to promote the field of behavior analysis within their community. We promote the Behavior Analyst Certification Board as the appropriate body for credentialing practitioners of Applied Behavior Analysis in the state of Oregon.
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