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Welcome to the Counseling Psychology Program

The Counseling Psychology Program helps students develop expertise in the traditional domains of psychology, in counseling interventions as a helping professional, in the scientific skills that will enable them to create new knowledge and to evaluate their own or others’ psychological work, and in the ethical and professional attitudes that promote excellence and leadership in the field of psychology.  Learn more about what counseling psychology is and how it is different from related fields like clinical psychology.  Watch videos of our Counseling Psychology Q&A Panels, where students, faculty, and working professionals talk about the specialty of counseling psychology, how counseling psychology differs from clinical psychology, what master’s and doctoral training in counseling psychology looks like, and what our MS and PhD programs are like.

The Program is committed to training students to assume emerging diverse roles and responsibilities that will advance a social justice agenda. Our goal is to educate professionals who maintain a continuing pursuit of scholarly activities, who promote psychology as a discipline, and who are concerned with facilitating psychosocial development and mental health and well-being in diverse populations and at multiple levels of the ecological system (e.g., individual, family, community, and society).

The Counseling Psychology program offers two degree options: Master’s of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The PhD program in Counseling Psychology has been accredited by the American Psychological Association since November 3, 1983.

Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation

American Psychological Association

750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 336-5979