Loyola University of Chicago

School of Education - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

The School of Education at Loyola University of Chicago offers a Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology that is designed for students to engage in the professional practice of psychology, including conducting research, teaching, and counseling in a variety of settings. Based on the scientist-practitioner model, the program is invested in training psychologists committed to cultural diversity and social justice, exposing students to the fundamental knowledge base in psychology, counseling psychology, and years of faculty expertise.

For admission into the doctoral program, a master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or other related field is required. Ideally, prerequisite courses include counseling skills and theories, assessment in counseling, group counseling, multicultural counseling, practicum in counseling, family therapy, and research methods. Typically, it takes 5 to 6 years of study to complete, including a full-time pre-doctoral internship and dissertation.

Apply Online (https://gpem.luc.edu/apply/)

The application deadline is December 1st for classes beginning in the following fall.

Tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students is around $900 per credit hour—this rate does not include additional costs and fees, including student development fees, per course fees, or internship, thesis supervision, and dissertation supervision. Financial assistance is available through the School of Education by way of assistantships offering tuition fellowships and financial stipends, as well as scholarships, grants, and financial aid.

The Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program requires 66 semester hours of additional coursework beyond a master’s degree, written and oral comprehensive exams, and a dissertation. In addition, a 2,000 hour pre-doctoral internship is required to complete the program.


Mariana Sanabria (email: [email protected])
Enrollment advisor
(312) 915-8907
School of Education (email: [email protected])
Lewis Towers 11th Floor
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 915-680

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 Loyola University of Chicago.

  • Full-Time Annual Graduate Tuition: $16,290
  • Additional Fees: $720
  • Part-Time Graduate Per Credit Charges: $910

Program Accreditation Details

The PhD program in counseling psychology at Loyola University of Chicago has been accredited by the American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation since 1984.

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

Loyola University of Chicago has ranked #51 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: 61.76%

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%