PhD in Counseling Psychology Curriculum

The curriculum reflects the interdepartmental blend of the Collaborative Program in Counseling Psychology. Electives and other classes are to be planned along with the student’s advisor.

  • Psychology core courses (610, 620, 630, 640, 650) 10 credits
  • Counseling psychology core courses (707, 709, 710, 711, 712, 713, 714, 715, 717) 33 credits
  • Practicum sequence (672 [2+2+2+2], 673 [2+2+2+2], 795 [4+4], 796 [4+4]) 32 credits
  • History, measurement, and developmental coursework (718, 727, 750) 8 credits
  • Electives (minimum) 6 credits
  • Statistics (601, 602) 8 credits
  • A statistics sequence that may be substituted for the doctoral language requirement 8 credits
  • Thesis credits (minimum) 1 credit
  • Dissertation credits (minimum) 12 credits

A thesis or thesis waiver completed as specified in the Graduate Student Manual of the Department of Psychology.

The comprehensive written examination is prepared, administered and graded by program faculty. At least one faculty member from each department participates in the oral portion of the comprehensive examination.

Dissertation – at least one faculty member from each department is required on the student’s dissertation committee.

Internship – 2,000 hours postmaster’s over no more than two years. The internship site must be approved in advance by the Collaborative Program Internship Committee.

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