Counseling Psychology - Doctor of Philosophy

The CEP Department offers a doctoral Counseling Psychology program that leads to a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. The program is accredited by the American Psychological Association.  For more information on this accreditation contact                                            

The Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979.

The program is based on the scientist-practitioner model through which both research and service delivery skills are acquired. Graduates of the program are prepared to conduct research, provide service, teach and supervise. The program prepares students for licensure as psychologists. The two aims of the program are:

  1. To prepare entry level counseling psychologists who are self-reflective and competent in both the practice and science of the profession.
  2. To prepare counseling psychologists who think critically about the sociocultural context of their work and promote social justice.

Program Requirements

CEP faculty conduct periodic reviews of students’ progress in the programs, including their academic performance, counseling and psychoeducational skills, professionalism and ethics. Deficits identified through faculty reviews may result in recommendations that students engage in remedial work or that they pursue alternative career goals. 

Annual application deadline: December 15

For more information on program course requirements, application requirements and process, see Counseling Psychology, Ph.D., program website: