University of Memphis

Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Research - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

Accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1989, the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at the University of Memphis, in Tennessee offers a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology designed to train psychologist who promote human development in mental health, emotional and social learning, career development, and decision-making in a rapidly-changing environment.

Applicants typically hold a master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or another related mental health fields. If students enter the program without a master’s degree, they will need to complete prerequisite courses in group processes, theories in counseling, career counseling, assessment techniques, pre-practicum techniques, and statistics and research. It takes approximately 4 years to complete the program, including 1 full-year internship.

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The Ph.D. program only accepts 7 to 8 students each year. The application deadline is December 5th for classes beginning in the fall.

Full-time tuition for Tennessee residents is about $5,000 for the first year, out-of-state students pay close to $12,000. This rate does not include additional costs and fees associated with graduate school, including books, travel, student services, and course fees. Financial supports is available through graduate assistantships in teaching, research, or administrative work, and fellowships, scholarships, and additional financial aid is also available, if needed.


Counseling Psychology Program
Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research
The University of Memphis
100 Ball Hall
Memphis, TN 38152
(901) 678-2841

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

University of Memphis has ranked #58 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: 51.85%

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%