Texas Tech University

Department of Psychology - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

Accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1964, the doctoral program in Counseling Psychology is located in the Department of Psychology at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Grounded in the scientist-practitioner training model, the program’s primary objective is to prepare students for positions in a variety of settings, allowing students to understand the application of various models of psychological theory, counseling and psychotherapy skills, psychological assessment, research and methodology, and professional ethics.

The Ph.D. programs accepts both applicants with bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees, and while Texas Tech does not offer a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, students entering with such degree, may be able to waive certain courses.

Apply Online (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/admissions/apply.php)

Only 7 to 8 students are accepted each year, and the application deadline is December 1st, with courses starting in the fall.

Ph.D. students are required to complete courses that fulfill both departmental area requirements as well as requirements specific to Counseling Psychology, as well as complete a written qualifying examination, a master’s level research project, doctoral dissertation, and a full-year internship. Typically, the program takes 3 to 5 years to complete.

Tuition, including associated fees and costs, for in-state students is around $8,500 per year, while out-of-state students would pay close to $16,000—both numbers are based on a 24 credit hours per year. Financial aid in the form of assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships are available for graduate students, and all first year students receive waived out-of-state tuition rates, if applicable.


MS 2051 Psychology Building
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-2051
(806) 742-3711

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 Texas Tech University.

In-State Tuition & Fees
  • Full-Time Annual Graduate Tuition: $4,550
  • Additional Fees: $2,450
  • Part-Time Per Credit Charges: $250
Out of State Tuition & Fees
  • Full-Time Annual Graduate Tuition: $10,860
  • Additional Fees: $2,450
  • Part-Time Per Credit Charges: $600

Program Accreditation Details

The PhD program in counseling psychology at Texas Tech University has been accredited by the American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation since 1964.

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

Texas Tech University has ranked #22 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: 88%

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%