Marquette University

Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

The Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology in the College of Education at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, offers a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology based on the scientist-practitioner learning model, focusing on building the skills necessary to become counseling psychologist in colleges and universities, as well as in mental health clinics, hospitals, and private practices.

While most students entering the doctoral program have a master’s degree, the program also allows students holding a bachelor’s to apply as long as they have taking the course prerequisite classes, including introduction to psychology, introduction to statistics, research methods in behavioral sciences, abnormal psychology, human development, multiculturalism/diversity, and experience in the human service (employment, volunteering, service learning, or field work.) The program can take an average of 6 to 7 years to complete with a minimum of 91 graduate course credits, including 27 credits in Psychological Foundations, 52 credits in Professional Core, and 12 credits of Research Requirements.

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The application deadline is December 1st, with coursework beginning the following fall.

Full-time tuition for in-state students is about $18,000 per year, while out-of-state students can pay up to $35,500, not including additional costs and fees associated with the university. New full-time doctoral students have been supported by part-time research assistantships in the past. Scholarships and fellowships are also available to help with the financial burden of graduate school.


Coreen Bukowski (email: [email protected])
Counsel Education & Counseling Psychology Office
College of Education
PO Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-5790

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

Marquette University has ranked #29 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%