Overview of the Doctoral Program

2014 Doctoral Student Cohort


The goals of the Counseling Psychology program are to produce psychologists: 


  • who are competent scientist-practitioners with a professional identity as counseling psychologists.

  • who are insightful, emotionally mature, and display a high degree of professionalism.

The Counseling Psychology Doctoral program is a 5-6 year, full-time APA-accredited doctoral training program. Training is based on the scientist-practitioner training model, with opportunities for research involvement especially in applied, empirically-supported interventions. Strong and involved research mentoring prepares graduates with academic interests by involving students in the publication process and providing opportunities for professional presentation experience. Research, teaching, and clinical assistantships are routinely available which include a monthly stipend, health insurance and tuition waiver.

2012 APA faculty and graduate students

Please review the Student Admissions, Outcomes & Other Data for program admission and graduation rates and other important program outcome statistics.



Prospective students, please see this welcome letter from Dr. Nicholson, Training Director of the Counseling Psychology Graduate programs.