Howard University

School of Education - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

Accredited by the American Psychological Association since 2002, the School of Education at Howard University offers a PhD program in Counseling Psychology designed to educate and train counseling psychologists using the scientist-practitioner philosophy, encouraging students to identify and use culturally relevant prevention and intervention strategies, focusing on the client’s optimum strengths. The program provides education in the role of therapist, researcher, consultant, supervisor, and educator, emphasizing critical thinking and analyzing and solving problems.

The average amount of time taken to complete the Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology is approximately 6 years—this includes all coursework, research, and completed internship.

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The Counseling Psychology doctoral program only accepts 5 to 7 applicants each year

The total cost for full-time enrollment in the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program is around $15,000 per semester. Students are eligible to receive funding through the graduate school and through the School of Education via a part-time assistantship, including tuition remission and yearly stipend. Other financial aid is available, including scholarships, grants, and student loans.

Coursework includes a total of 117 credit hours of research and statistics, intervention, psychology core, supervised training, and research and dissertation credits.


Kamilah Woodson, PhD (email: [email protected])
Director of Training
Associate Professor
Howard University School of Education
Department of Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies
2441 4th Street, NW
Washington DC 20059
(202) 865-5633

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 Howard University.

  • Full-Time Annual Graduate Tuition: $29,090
  • Additional Fees: $1,230
  • Part-Time Graduate Per Credit Charges: $1,620

Program Accreditation Details

The PhD program in counseling psychology at Howard University has been accredited by the American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation since 2002.

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

Howard University has ranked #62 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: 32.14%

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%