Program Information

Mission Statement

Students in George Fox University's PsyD program

The mission of the Graduate School of Clinical Psychology is to provide excellent education and training for future health service psychologists who will provide outstanding professional services to their clients and agencies and demonstrate special expertise when working with clients desiring a spiritual dimension, especially that characteristic of the Christian community.

Program Aims

  • To develop excellent practitioners of health service psychology, eligible for licensure as doctoral-level psychologists
  • To train graduates who demonstrate achievement in the profession-wide competencies (PWCs), including, but not limited to, spiritual and religious diversity, with special emphasis in working with people who hold a Christian worldview
  • To develop knowledge and skills in psychological research.  The integration of science and practice is foundational to clinical competency.  Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills in evidenced-based practice including the impact of the relevant cultural variables.  Additionally, students will be able to critically read, interpret and apply psychological research to their clinical work.
  • Coursework
    • Core Courses (95 credit hours)
    • Faith Integration Coursework (15 credit hours)
    • Electives/Emphasis Area Courses (15 credit hours)
    • Total Program (125 credit hours)
  • 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