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Educational Psychology - Counseling Psychology Emphasis, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #353 (QS) , UT,
The University of Utah's Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program is an organized sequence of study in scientific and professional psychology that follows a scientist-practitioner model. The program has received continuous accreditation from the American Psychological Association since 1957. 

About

The Ph.D. Program in Counseling Psychology is offered through the Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Utah. Students who complete the Counseling Psychology Program develop comprehensive knowledge and skills in core areas of scientific psychology, psychological inquiry, and the professional practice of psychology. Upon graduation, students accept a wide variety of entry-level positions in higher education (academic departments or counseling centers), hospital and medical settings, community mental health centers and agencies, managed care organizations, departments of corrections, private agencies, and business and organizational settings with diverse clientele. Students graduating from our program will have completed all requirements to apply for licensure as a psychologist, with the exception of states that require additional coursework or postdoctoral supervised hours for licensure.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Program requirements include:
  • Coursework in the behavioral sciences, research and statistics, counseling and psychotherapy, and a special proficiency identified by the student
  • Counseling practice, including an introductory counseling practicum, a 1-year intensive core practicum at the University Counseling Center, approximately 2 years of advanced field practicum, and a 1-year pre-doctoral internship
  • Presentation at a regional/ national conference
  • Submission of a scholarly article or chapter to a peer-reviewed journal
  • Completion of a Pre-dissertation Research Project
  • Successful completion of the Doctoral Qualifying Examination

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

    An applicant for admission to The Graduate School must meet the following minimum requirements:
    • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0, based on all undergraduate work. If the undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, a GPA will be calculated on the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of the undergraduate work for admission consideration;
    • Meeting the academic department’s admission standards, and receiving a recommendation for admission to their graduate program

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        30371 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 30371 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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      Living costs for Salt Lake City

      • 1000 - 1730 USD/month
        Living Costs

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