Ball State University

Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

The counseling psychology doctoral program is offer by the Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, prepares scientist-professionals who demonstrate a strong integration of theory, research, and intervention strategies, emphasizing expertise in behavioral medicine, family psychology, gifted and talented populations, and multicultural counseling. The program encourages collaboration with faculty members and the community, as well as with other graduate students.

Both students who have completed their bachelor’s and master’s degrees are able to apply for the Ph.D. program in counseling psychology. Students entering with a master’s degree taken an average of 5.5 years to complete the program, while it take students entering with a bachelor’s degree approximately 6.25 years to complete. A minimum of 400 hours of practicum is required, with at least 150 of those hours in direct service experience and 75 hours are in formally scheduled supervision.

Application and Forms (

The program only accepts 10 students each year. The application deadline is December 1st, with coursework beginning the following fall.

Each doctoral student is guaranteed an assistantship and full tuition waiver the first year—assistantships are typically available for 3 years, and substantial financial aid is also available to carry out research and present at professional conferences.

While course vary, subjects include career theories and realities, psychopathology, theories and techniques of counseling, practicum in counselor supervision, advanced research methods, internship in counseling psychology, systems in psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, and doctor’s dissertation.


Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services (email: [email protected])
Teachers College (TC), room 605
Ball State University
2000 W. University Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306
(765) 285-8040

Graduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2012)

The tuition and fee information below was obtained from the 2012 IPEDS survey and is for informational purposes only, for the offical cost of attendance please contact Ball State University.

In-State Tuition & Fees
  • Full-Time Annual Graduate Tuition: $7,670
  • Additional Fees: $660
  • Part-Time Per Credit Charges: $430
Out of State Tuition & Fees
  • Full-Time Annual Graduate Tuition: $19,140
  • Additional Fees: $660
  • Part-Time Per Credit Charges: $1,060

Program Accreditation Details

The PhD program in counseling psychology at Ball State University has been accredited by the American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation since 1982.

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

Ball State University has ranked #28 out of the 62 programs that were analyzed. The rankings are based on performance of graduates on the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) which is administered by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). The EPPP is broken into eight content areas or "Rubics" which are listed below, get more information by visiting our data and ranking methodology page.

Overall EPPP Passrate: 80.56%

Content AreaPercent Correct

Biological Bases of Behavior

Percent of Exam: 12%

Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior

Percent of Exam: 13%

Social and Multicultural Bases of Behavior

Percent of Exam: 12%

Growth and Lifespan Development

Percent of Exam: 12%

Assessment and Diagnosis

Percent of Exam: 14%

Treatment, Intervention, Prevention, and Supervision

Percent of Exam: 14%

Research Methods and Statistics

Percent of Exam: 8%

Ethical, Legal, Professional Issues

Percent of Exam: 15%