Oklahoma State University

School of Applied Health and Educational Psychology - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

APA-accredited, Oklahoma State University in Stillwater offers a Counseling Psychology doctor program, providing excellent student-centered training, utilizing the scientist-practitioner model of training with a strong focus on social justice and multiculturalism.

Applicants with bachelor’s or master’s degrees are encouraged to apply to enter the Ph.D. program. It takes a minimum of 4 years to complete the program if the applicant holds a master’s degree, and 5 years with a bachelor’s. Students entering with a bachelor’s degree are required to complete a year of prerequisite master’s level counseling courses at OSU and earn a MS in Educational Psychology.

Apply Online (https://app.it.okstate.edu/gradcollege/)

Tuition ranges from $178 per credit hour for in-state students to $700 per credit hour for out-of-state students—this rate does not include additional university costs or its associated fees. The Counseling Psychology program has been successful in supporting all of the doctoral students with assistantships that cover part or all tuition, including a monthly stipend and/or health insurance coverage. Other financial aid assistance is available in the form of fellowships, scholarships, grants, and student loans.

Students are required to follow an organized sequence of study, including academic coursework in general psychology, counseling psychology, and research, along with practicum experiences, as well as a comprehensive examination, a doctoral dissertation, and a pre-doctoral internship to fulfill the degree requirements. Students must maintain an A or B average, anything lower than a C must be retaken.


Dr. Julie Koch (email: [email protected])
408 Willard Hall
(405) 744-3155

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

Oklahoma State University has ranked #44 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: 69.57%

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%