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To be admitted to any of the graduate programs, an applicant must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, with at least a 3.0 GPA over the last two years of course work. Certain application requirements differ among the graduate programs. An applicant whose cumulative GPA is below 3.0 may be considered for admission on academic probation.

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Business Graduate Programs

School of Business

Doctor of business administration (DBA)
Designed for individuals who have earned a master's degree and have five or more years of professional work experience (Online with residencies in Newberg, Oregon)

Master of business administration (MBA)
Two courses of study are available to earn an MBA. The part-time MBA track is a 26-month cohort program in Portland offering classes one night a week and some Saturdays. The full-time MBA track is an 11-month program offered at our Newberg campus.

Clinical Psychology Graduate Program

School of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Doctor of clinical psychology (PsyD)
A five-year graduate program consisting of four years of study and a one-year internship, in which students earn both their masters and doctorate in clinical psychology. The program is based on the practitioner-scholar model and emphasizes clinical skills. Accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). (Newberg, Oregon)

Counseling Graduate Programs

Master of arts in clinical mental health counseling (MA)
Prepares students to be licensed professional counselors. Includes two semesters of internship. (Portland and Salem, Oregon)

Master of arts in marriage, couple and family counseling (MA)
Prepares students to be licensed marriage and family therapists. Includes two semesters of internship. Also offered as licensure only. (Portland and Salem, Oregon)

Master of arts in school counseling (MA)
Prepares students to obtain an Initial School Counseling License. Includes two semesters of internship. Also offered as licensure only. (Portland, Oregon)

Educational specialist in school psychology (EdS)
Prepares students to obtain their Initial School Psychology License. Includes two semesters of internship. Also offered as licensure only. (Portland, Oregon)

Education Graduate Programs

School of Education

Doctor of education (EdD)
Prepares educators to be leaders in private and K-12 systems and higher education. Offered in cohort model with January and July start dates. (Hybrid - online and Newberg, Oregon)

Master of arts in teaching (MAT)
An 11-, 16- or 20-month program that prepares K-12 teachers for public and private schools. Daytime and evening and weekend programs are offered. (Newberg, Portland, Redmond, and Salem, Oregon)

Master of education (MEd)
For educators seeking advanced training. Several specializations offered. Classes are offered evenings, weekends, web-enhanced, and online formats in the fall and spring. Summer classes offered in a concentrated format. (Online)

Administrative license programs
Prepares students to be leaders in their schools. Preliminary Administrative License (PreAL) and Professional Administrative (ProAL)/Initial Superintendent licenses are offered. (Newberg, Portland, Redmond, and Salem, Oregon; and online)

Special Endorsement and Certificate Programs

Physical Therapy

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
A three-year graduate-level professional program that prepares students to be eligible for licensure and entry into contemporary physical therapy practice. (Newberg, Oregon)

Seminary Programs

George Fox Evangelical Seminary

Doctor of ministry (DMin)
The highest professional degree for those in parish or related ministries. It is offered in three tracks: leadership and spiritual formation, semiotics and future studies, and leadership and global perspectives. (Hybrid - online and face-to-face, in various locations)

Master of divinity (MDiv)
Prepares students for denominational ordination. Students may concentrate studies in chaplaincy, pastoral studies, biblical studies, spiritual formation and discipleship, Christian earthkeeping, or Christian history and theology. (Portland, Oregon and hybrid)

Master of arts in theological studies (MATS)
Prepares students for doctoral work in the field of theological studies with an emphasis on biblical studies or Christian history and theology. (Portland, Oregon)

Master of arts in spiritual formation (MASF)
Designed for Christians who desire a deeper personal walk with Christ; a grounding in Bible, theology and church history; and the development of ministry skills for helping others become more Christlike in their everyday living. (Portland, Oregon and hybrid)

Master of arts in ministry leadership (MAML)
Designed to equip persons in ministry who want theological education, spiritual formation, and professional training. (Portland, Oregon and hybrid)

Certificate in spiritual formation and discipleship
Designed for the intentional spiritual formation of students in an academic setting and to train discerning and gifted persons as spiritual guides in the Christian tradition.

Social Work

Master of Social Work
The MSW builds on the successful foundation of the university’s Bachelor of Social Work program, which is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). We will be the only faith-based school in Oregon to offer an MSW degree. (Portland, Oregon)