PsyD Admission Requirements

  • Complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution with at least a 3.0 grade point average
  • Complete at least 18 semester hours in psychology. Recommended coursework may include the following:
    • Introductory Psychology
    • Psychological Statistics or Research Methods
    • Personality Theory
    • Human Development
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Psychological Tests and Measurements
    • Social Psychology

Start Dates and Application Deadlines

Coursework begins once each year in August.

The 2019 Cohort is full. 2020 applications will open July 1, 2019.

  • The $40 application fee is automatically waived for applications submitted by: October 1, 2019
  • Early Notification Deadline: November 1, 2019
  • Final Application Deadline: December 1, 2019
  • 2020 Interview Days:
    • TBD
    • TBD

How to Apply

To complete your application and be eligible for file review, please submit the following by the application deadline:

Apply Online
Create an account with a username and password and complete the Doctor of Psychology application online. Submitting the online application will require a $40 nonrefundable application fee. The online application includes the following:

  • General contact and demographic information
  • Academic and professional background information
  • Resume or CV
  • Four reference form requests (2 academic, 1 clinical, 1 pastoral)
  • Six short-answer essay questions
  • Prerequisite GPA calculator
Note: Applications can be saved to be completed at a later time. Log in early to send reference forms and view the essay prompts.

Start Your Application
Submit GRE Test Scores
Submit official results from the GRE General Test. More information on the GRE general test is available at The GRE Code for the George Fox PsyD Department is 4325-2001 .
Submit Official (Unopened) Transcripts
Order official transcripts from every college or university where you completed even a single course. Transcripts should be sent to:

Office of Admissions
George Fox University
414 N Meridian Street #6089
Newberg, OR 97132 
International Students
Additional requirements for International Students applying to the PsyD include:

  • Transcript Evaluations for any credits or degrees earned outside the U.S.
  • Non-native English speakers must submit a TOEFL score of 80 ( Internet based) or IELTS 6.5
  • Declaration of Finance and supporting financial documentation

For more information regarding these requirements, visit our International Admissions website, online here.

Once Your Application is Complete

All application items must be submitted by the application deadline. The Admissions Committee will then review all completed files and selected applicants will be invited to an on-campus interview. Historically, Interview Days are scheduled in February. Following interviews, APA requires that we notify all students regarding their final admissions decision by April 1st.

Additional Information

  • If accepted, a $200 enrollment deposit is required.
  • Financial Aid: Many of the students in our program receive federal Stafford Loans to help finance their education. Contact us for additional financial resources that may be available to you.
  • Application materials become the property of George Fox University and cannot be returned to the student nor transferred to another institution.
  • Meeting minimum entrance requirements of a given program does not guarantee admission.
  • Admission may be granted to applicants who do not meet all admission requirements at the minimal level if other indicators suggest probable success in the program.

Community Agreement

In the Graduate School of Clinical Psychology, we attempt to explore together what it means to be followers of Jesus, both individually and collectively. While the university’s Statement of Faith provides a summary of what we believe, Christians have always held that beliefs (orthodoxy) have implications for behavior (orthopraxy), and so we strive to encourage one another toward a lifestyle that demonstrates love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22).

When Jesus was asked to identify the most important commandment of scripture, he replied by saying that we are to love God with our whole being, and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves (Matthew 22:37). This is our aspiration, our telos, as a community and as individuals. As such, we make every effort to create an environment where students, faculty, and staff consider the welfare of the community and the needs of the world in addition to personal aspirations. This calls all of us toward personal awareness, cultural humility, intellectual honesty, and interpersonal compassion as we are being formed spiritually.

Contact Us

For questions about the admission process, please contact:

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Ty Sohlman
Admissions Counselor
Phone: 503-554-6122