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Counseling Psychology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
University rank #501 (ARWU) Auburn, AL, United States
The program integrates both the science and the practice of counseling psychology. The program requires you to complete a full-time, one-year, pre-doctoral internship. With this degree, you are trained to provide direct psychological services in various settings. 
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The curriculum is built on the scientist-practitioner model for health service psychology training. We focus on the integration of the science and practice of counseling psychology. Multicultural and social justice perspectives are emphasized throughout the curriculum.

The research lab is composed of faculty and students along the academic continuum of higher education–from the undergraduate level to terminal degree–representing various disciplines, research interests, and research experience.

You will be able to gain competence in the research and practice of counseling psychology. Preparation in clinical practice includes both psychotherapy and psychological assessment. You will be able to engage with multicultural and social justice topics.


The Counseling Psychology program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. The program was most recently re-accredited following a site visit in fall 2017. The next re-accreditation visit is scheduled to take place in 2027.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    105 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Career Development and Vocational Appraisal
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Contemporary Issues in Counseling Psychology (Ethical, Legal, & Professional Issues)
  • Design and Analysis in Education I
  • Independent Study–Research
  • Group Counseling
  • Introduction to Counseling Practice
  • Advanced Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Design and Analysis in Education II
  • Independent Study–Research
  • Introduction to Measurement and Assessment
  • Great Ideas in Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Adult Appraisal
  • Diverse Populations
  • Practicum in Counseling Psychology
  • Seminar in Counseling Psychology
  • Research Design
  • Practicum in Counseling Psychology
  • Teaching Practicum in Counseling Psychology
  • Counseling Applications of Lifespan Development
  • Biological Basis of Behavior
  • Cognitive Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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:
  • Applicants submit their application online
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • Submit a Personal Statement  
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15271 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15271 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    5641 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5641 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Auburn

  • 850 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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