Degrees & Programs

Counseling Psychology

Few careers offer the opportunity to make a real difference in someone’s life nearly every day. Counseling psychology is one of them.

Our Ph.D. program in counseling psychology is based on a scientist-practitioner training model, with strong emphasis on multicultural issues and opportunities for specialized training. Students will be trained to be researchers, practitioners, consultants, and faculty members. Students must complete a full year internship at the end of their academic program. Apply online today!

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Our Counseling Psychology program is currently ranked as the nation’s 12th best program in student counseling & personnel services by U.S. News & World Report.

Graduates work as psychologists in college counseling centers, faculty members at universities and colleges, private practitioners, and psychologists in other healthcare facilities.

In considering whether our program is a good fit, applicants should be aware that research is an integral part of our training. Although we welcome students with diverse career interests (including clinical practice and research), students who have little or no interest in research would not be a good fit for our program. Students are expected to have a genuine interest in research and participate actively in research activities throughout the duration of the program.

Admission to the program is made using a faculty mentoring approach. Students are selected, in part, based of their fit with the research interests of specific professors. If accepted, you will join the program as advisees of these professors.

Currently, the following professors are accepting incoming students: Rebecca Martinez, Jesse Steinfeldt, Ellen Vaughan, Mary Waldron, Kerrie Wilkins-Yel, and Joel Wong.

When applying, please indicate in your personal statement which of these professors you are interested in working with and why.


The Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association.

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: (202) 336-5979

Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

Our Faculty

Our faculty members are both experienced clinical practitioners and innovators in the field of counseling and counseling psychology. Their research interests are broad, including family and marriage therapy, sports psychology, leadership and group dynamics, substance abuse prevention, career counseling, and the specialized psychological needs of different ethnic and cultural groups.

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Our graduates are working in a variety of settings, including higher education, university counseling centers, community mental health, private practice, hospitals, and Veterans Administration.

We have a strong professional network throughout the United States and abroad. Your faculty mentors will facilitate your professional development and help you achieve your career goals.


For more information on counseling degrees, please contact us:

Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology
201 North Rose Avenue, Suite 4000
Phone: (812) 856-8300