Skip to main content

Education and Human Sciences

Open Main MenuClose Main Menu

Counseling Psychology Degree Requirements


Post-Bachelor’s Track

  • 5 years minimum (including internship)
  • Post-Bachelor Year – Master’s in Educational Psychology, Specialization in Counseling Psychology, Master’s Portfolio
  • Plan of Study
  • Comprehensive Exams
  • APA-accredited Internship


Post-Master’s Track

  • 4 years minimum (including internship)
  • Plan of Study
  • Comprehensive Exams
  • APA-accredited Internship


Research Experiences

  • Students are encouraged to begin participating in research activities early in their programs
  • Students initially become involved in research by joining research teams
  • Research teams
  • Consist of one or more faculty
  • Top of interest to group as a whole


Comprehensive Exams

  • Second year doctoral students take the Comprehensive Examinations after most of the coursework has been completed.
  • Written Section
  • Two, 4-hour exams covering selected aspects of theory and research
  • Oral Section
  • 1-hour exam covering practice and specialty
  • Chairperson of student’s advisory committee reports the results of Comprehensive Examination to department head for referral to the Graduate College.


Doctoral Dissertation

Please refer to the following resources:


Pre-Doctoral Internship Year

Graduate College Resources

Back To Top