Become a counseling psychologist through a program where your knowledge of theoretical systems informs your clinical approach, and your practice guides your research.
This APA-accredited Ph.D. program is based on a scientist-practitioner training model, with a strong emphasis on multicultural issues and social justice. You’ll learn to apply psychological principles with an understanding of and respect for differing world views. You’ll undertake original research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. You’ll get real-world experience as both a counselor and a counselor supervisor.
Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for a career as a psychologist, administrator, or faculty member in mental health centers, college counseling centers, private practice, higher education, or other settings where counseling psychology skills are needed.
This is a research-intensive program. Our program is a good fit for you if you enjoy research. You will have many opportunities to participate in research projects, present at conferences, and publish with professors in our program.
While we prefer students who have a master’s degree in counseling or an undergraduate degree in psychology, we welcome qualified applicants from many disciplines.
Admission to the program is made using a faculty mentoring approach. Students are selected, in part, based on their fit with the research interests of specific professors. If accepted, you will join the program as advisees of these professors.
When applying, please indicate in your personal statement which of these professors you are interested in working with and why.