University of Miami

Department of Educational and Psychological Studies - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

Accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1989, the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, offers a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology that’s nurtures the development of graduate students and faculty as reflective researchers and scientist-practitioners, promoting psychological well-being in a complex world. The program is committed to the foundation values of the discipline of counseling psychology, emphasizing prevention, optimal human development, and the promotion of individual, family, and community well-being while striving to prepare students to make a difference in the world through research, scholarship, and reflective practice.

A master’s degree is not required to apply for graduate school, but it is helpful. The student is required to attend full-time and can typically complete the program in 5 to 6 years, with 4 full years of coursework followed by a 1-year apprenticeship. A dissertation must be completed to graduate.

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The application deadline is December 10th, with courses starting the following fall.

Tuition for an in-state and out-of-state student is the same for the first year, about $38,500. This does not include university fees or additional costs, including books, travel, or student services. Most doctoral students typically obtain a graduate assistantship, requiring 15 to 20 hours of work per week and carrying both a tuition remission benefit that usually covers the full tuition as well as a stipend. Additional funding is also available through scholarships and a variety of other funding sources, as well as student loans.


Lydia P. Buki (email: [email protected])
Associate Professor, Department of Educational and Psychological Studies
School of Education & Human Development (email: [email protected])
5202 University Dr,
Merrick Build. Rm 312-E
Coral Gables, FL 33146

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

University of Miami has ranked #25 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: 84.38%

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%