Seton Hall University

Department of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

The College of Education & Human Services at Seton Hall University in South Orange offers a Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology, utilizing the scientist-practitioner model of learning that’s committed to training multiculturally sensitive and competent professionals.

The Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology admits students at both the post-bachelor and most-master’s levels, admitting students who bring well-developed interpersonal skills and a variety of personal backgrounds and perspectives to enhance the professional and personal development of their peers. The program is designed to be completed in 5 years of full-time study, including 1 year full-time residency.

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The program only accepts 6 to 8 applicants each year. The application deadline is January 15th for classes starting the following fall semester.

Tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students is about $26,000 per year. Graduate students are eligible to apply for assistantships that can cover tuition and often come with a small stipend. Other financial aid may be available, including fellowships, scholarships, grants, and student loans.

This full-time program consists of 97 credit-hours, with training in theory (both psychology and counseling psychology), research, and practice and a generalist focus, as well specialized courses and internship and post-doctoral experiences.


Laura Palmer, Ph.D. (email: [email protected])
Program Director
(973) 761-9449

Brittney Fallucca, MS (email: [email protected])
Graduate Assistant
(973) 275-2196

Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079
(973) 761-9000

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 Seton Hall University.

  • Full-Time Annual Graduate Tuition: $18,590
  • Additional Fees: $610
  • Part-Time Graduate Per Credit Charges: $1,030

Program Accreditation Details

The PhD program in counseling psychology at Seton Hall University has been accredited by the American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation since 1999.

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

Seton Hall University has ranked #57 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: 52.27%

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%