Welcome to the Counseling Psychology Program!
The Counseling Psychology Program aims to assist students in their development of 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.
The Program is also 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 Program philosophy is guided by three concepts: the scientist-practitioner model of training and practice, a systems perspective of person-environment interaction and interdependence, and a community perspective that values and promotes social justice.
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: