Louisiana Tech University

Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

Accredited by the American Psychological Association, the Department of Psychology & Behavioral Sciences at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston offers a doctoral program in Counseling Psychology that embodies a balanced training experience designed to train professional in the scientist-practitioner model. The Ph.D. program strives to produce professional psychologists who advocate for social justice and are equipped to meet with the needs of a diverse client base.

The Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program requires about 4 year of full-time graduate study beyond a master’s degree, including a pre-doctoral internship, or about 5 years for graduates coming into the program with a bachelor’s degree.

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The application deadline is January 15th for fall admission consideration.

Full-time tuition for the first year in the program runs about $10,000 for Louisiana residents and $25,000 for out-of-state students looking to attend the graduate program. Louisiana Tech offers several financial aid options for doctoral students, including a limited number of fellowships

All students that enter the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program are required to attend full-time. Coursework incudes psychological foundations, professional core, supervised practicum, and research methodology and statistics. Students are also required to complete 1000 hours in practicum training, pass a comprehensive examination in counseling psychology, complete a qualifying research project, complete a dissertation, and complete a 2000-hour internship.


Walt Buboltz, Ph.D. (email: [email protected])
Director of Training
(318) 257-4039

Tony R. Young, Ph.D. (email: [email protected])
Psychological Services Clinic Director
(318) 257-2449

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

Louisiana Tech University has ranked #59 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: 47.83%

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%