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Counseling Psychology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Ruston, LA, United States
Welcome to the Doctoral Program in Counseling Psychology at Louisiana Tech University. The primary goal of the program is to produce professional psychologists who are competent in both research and professional practice.
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Overview

The Counseling Psychology program trains students as Health Service Psychologists qualified to work in a variety of professional settings including university counseling centers, Veterans Administration (VA) treatment facilities, community health agencies, private practice, and academia.  

The faculty and students provide rural mental health services to the community via our department-run Psychological Services Clinic and complete subsequent practica in diverse settings with diverse populations.

The Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences offers the PhD degree in Counseling Psychology. The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Counseling Psychology embodies a balanced training experience designed to train professional psychologists in the scientist-practitioner model. The primary goal of the program is to produce professional psychologists who are competent in both research and professional practice. 

Accreditation

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Counseling Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and embodies a balanced training experience designed to train professional psychologists in the scientist-practitioner model. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    118 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physiological Psychology
  • Fundamentals Psychopharmacology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Theories of Social Psychology
  • Personality Theory
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Multiculturalism and Diversity
  • Professional Issues and Ethics
  • Professional Seminar in Counseling Psychology
  • Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Group Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Techniques and Methods of Couns
  • Psychotherapy Research
  • Advanced Seminar in Counseling Theories and Techniques
  • Couples and Family Therapy
  • Special Topics in Psychology
  • Career Theory and Assessment
  • Intellectual Assessment
  • Personality Assessment: Objective and Projective
  • Integrative Assessment
  • Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • An updated CV
  • Two recommendation letters
  • A copy of your last diploma (English or French)
  • A copy of your latest grade transcript (English or French)
  • A recent photo

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3441 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3441 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    3441 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3441 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ruston

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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