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.
December 1 is the priority funding deadline for the Dean’s Fellowship and University Graduate School diversity fellowships. Eligible applicants will automatically be considered for fellowships – no separate application is necessary.
International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
The Graduate Studies Office will accept unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores for admission reviews. Any admission made with these documents would be conditioned on receipt of official documents, which should be provided as soon as possible.
Note: If you are currently enrolled or have applied in the past year, you are eligible for a reduced application fee of $35. Learn more »
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
Completed online application that includes:
Three letters of recommendation
GRE scores are not required, though the submission of strong GRE scores may enhance the likelihood of receiving some fellowships
Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)