Program Structure


For the first four years of the program (excluding the fifth-year internship) students complete coursework in person at our main campus in Newberg, Oregon. The George Fox PsyD program does not offer courses via online or distance learning. 

Program Length

The George Fox PsyD is a five-year, full-time program. Students complete their coursework, practicum and research requirements during the first four years of the program and then take part in an internship during year five.


Between classes, clinical practicum, clinical team meetings and research team meetings, George Fox students have a full schedule. Students should anticipate program commitments throughout the week during the day.

  • Monday & Tuesday: Clinical/Practicum Training
  • Wednesday: Clinical and Research Vertical Team Meetings on Campus
  • Thursday & Friday: Classes

Cohort Model

The George Fox Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology is a community-based program. We admit 22 to 24 students each year as members of a cohort. George Fox students value our small community environment and rely heavily on one another as they progress through this transformative program together. All core coursework follows a cohort model.

Program Elements

  • Coursework
    • Core Courses
    • Faith Integration Coursework
    • Electives/Emphasis Area Courses
  • Clinical/Practicum Training and Teams
  • Research Teams
  • Academic Benchmarks
    • Scientific Foundations Exam (SFE) for Advancement to Doctoral Candidacy
    • Clinical Intervention and Assessment Exam (CIAE) for Advancement to Internship
    • Dissertation
  • Internship