Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

At a Glance

100%

Placement in APA-accredited internships (2021-22)

6

Average number of mentors reported by our PsyD students - more

APA

Accredited program - more

Program Length

5 years of in-person education to earn both a non-terminal masters degree and a doctorate

Location

Newberg, Oregon

Semester Credit Hours

125

Cost Per Semester Credit Hour

$1,056*

Average Tuition Cost Per Year

$27,216* - total program costs

Paid Positions

85% of students receive compensation in positions related to their training - more

* All stated financial information is subject to change. Financial aid available.

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Ever Hopeful. Ever Forward.

Every person deserves a chance to experience the fullness of life. To laugh, to cry, to hurt, to heal. To push through challenges and emerge with clarity, confidence and self-understanding.

At George Fox, we’ll prepare you to meet people in their time of need. You’ll learn to care for every aspect of their humanity, including their spiritual side, so they can find the strength – and the hope – that lies within themselves.

You’ll also contribute to research that enhances our understanding of the human condition. This isn’t just an education. It’s a calling of the heart and a way forward for us all.

Create Clarity and Drive Discovery

Transform lives and advance the field of psychology by integrating spiritual care and research-based strategies into your life’s work. It all starts here.

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Elevate Your Spiritual Awareness

Don’t dance around the subject of spirituality – embrace it as an essential dimension of the human condition and the clients you serve. Understanding spiritual belief systems and diverse worldviews is a vital aspect of multicultural competency, and your experience at George Fox will equip you to treat people from all walks of life with understanding, compassion and sensitivity.

“The spiritual training I obtained in this PsyD program at George Fox set me up to do amazing work with my clients,” says Kameron Dill, director of pediatrics at Sundstrom Clinical Services. “I am so grateful that I chose a program that has the integration component to help me treat my clients from a broader worldview lens.”

How We Approach Spirituality

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Learn from Caring Mentors

Be inspired by professors and practitioners who invest in your development as a psychologist. They’ll share what they’ve learned as practitioners, help you cultivate your interests and encourage you to explore new horizons. You’ll also be paired with a peer mentor, opening the door to thoughtful conversations and timely advice.

“I've received mentorship not only from my professors and the people in my classrooms, but also from my supervisors,” says Manesha Ram, a third-year student in the program. “I get academic and clinical mentorship, so I learn about theory on one hand and practice on the other. I have people supporting me in all of those things.”

Our Commitment to Mentorship

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Find Strength in Community

Earn your PsyD in a diverse learning community that’s grounded in trust, mutual respect and a shared sense of purpose. You’ll build lasting relationships that energize your personal and professional life. Be accepted. Be nurtured. Lean on each other when the going gets tough. And celebrate accomplishments – together.

“The cohort model fosters stepping into a group of people and becoming family,” says Shaun Davis, who runs a private practice and serves as a mentor for our students. “My classmates became the support system. We encouraged each other. We helped de-stress each other. It was something so surprising to me, and I don't know that I could have done the program without it.”

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Learn on the Leading Edge

Conduct groundbreaking studies and discover new ways to help patients lead healthy, fulfilling lives. Collaborate with your professors and peers as part of a research team and gain specialized knowledge in primary care, child and adolescent psychology, or assessment.

“At George Fox, I’ve had the chance to work with peers and faculty on research projects,” says Melissa Flores, who elevated her understanding of holistic care by taking the primary care track. “It’s been a life-changing experience to pursue research topics I’m passionate about and have the opportunity to contribute to the field of psychology.”

Research Opportunities

Specializations

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Guaranteed Placement. Immediate Impact.

All of our students secure internships accredited by the American Psychological Association, which has singled out George Fox for high-quality mentoring and professional guidance. Put your knowledge to work in multiple settings, including college counseling centers, medical clinics, mental health centers, forensic placements and an integrated care internship.

“One of the things that was important to me when I started at Fox was that I wanted a new and different experience,” says Joanna Harbarts, a psychologist resident with Cornerstone Clinical Services. “I’ve found that my training has prepared me to handle anything that comes into my office.”

Practicums & Internships

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Be Close to Everything

Live and learn in the heart of Oregon. You’ll attend classes at our 108-acre campus in Newberg, home to cozy coffeehouses, quaint shops and restaurants that cater to every taste. When it’s time to refresh your mind and spirit, go for a stroll along our campus creek, explore the picturesque Willamette Valley, take a short drive to Portland or head to the beach, just 63 miles away. George Fox University is close to everything.

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Curriculum

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Gain the breadth and depth of knowledge you need to excel as a psychologist. Immerse yourself in theory and delve into classes that cover a variety of crucial areas, including diversity, spiritual integration and psychotherapy.

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Resources & Disclosures

Program-Specific Disclosures: George Fox does not require students or trainees to comply with specific policies or practices related to the institution's affiliation or purpose. It does require staff and faculty to adhere to a statement of faith and the mission, vision and values of the university.

Dalton Young

Dalton Young

The faculty at George Fox have come alongside me to nurture and grow my skills in therapy and assessment across the lifespan with an emphasis on rural, underserved populations, which I desire to serve throughout my career. During my experience within the PsyD program, faculty have encouraged me to lean into my strength of assessment and have challenged me to expand my skill set within therapy and working with children and adolescents.

Questions?

Ty Sohlman

Ty Sohlman

Admissions Counselor, Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)