University of Denver

Morgridge College of Education - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

Accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1986, Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver offers a Counseling Psychology doctoral program that provides students with the skills necessary to become an effect practitioner, research, and leader in the field, while developing professionals who are insightful and self-reflective, as well as innovative risk-takers and superior critical thinkers.

A psychology major is not required for acceptance into the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program, neither is holding a master's degree prior to applying.

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The application deadline is December 15th for classing starting the following fall.

A total of 90 post-master's hours are required for the doctorate, although many students take additional hours, courses include statistics, educational measurement, empirical research, psychometric theory, survey design and analysis, sampling theory and applications, mixed methods research, multivariate analysis, and research and dissertation credits.


Nora McPherson (email: [email protected])

(303) 871-2473

Morgridge College of Education (email: [email protected])

1999 E. Evans Ave.

Denver, CO 80208

(303) 871-2509

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 University of Denver.

  • Full-Time Annual Graduate Tuition: $38,230
  • Additional Fees: $290
  • Part-Time Graduate Per Credit Charges: $1,060

Program Accreditation Details

The PhD program in counseling psychology at University of Denver has been accredited by the American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation since 1986.

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

University of Denver has ranked #45 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: 68.57%

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%