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 three goals of the program are to

  1. Produce well-trained generalists in applied psychology capable of competently utilizing a wide variety of assessments, modalities and types of interventions and in disseminating psychological information.
  2. Nurture active learners and critical/scientific thinkers capable of integrative thinking, application of theory, hypothesis generation and self-reflection.
  3. To develop in students a contextual understanding of psychology and the environments in which they work and live so as to produce culturally-responsive, developmentally-aware and strengths-based psychology professionals.

Annual application deadline: December 15

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.  For more information about the CEP Department and programs visit our website: http://cep.nmsu.edu.