University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Department of Educational Psychology - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

Accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1952, the Ph.D. program in counseling psychology is part of the Department of Educational Psychology (part of the College of Education and Human Development) at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Subscribing to the scientist-practitioner learning model, the program prepares counseling psychologists to bring a well-trained professional’s attitude and interest in the application of psychological and educational knowledge, becoming skilled clinicians and learning to be critical researchers.

The doctoral program accepts about 10 students with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees each year, and typically takes 5 years to complete—less time with a master’s degree.

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The program application deadline is December 1st, with classes beginning in the following fall semester.

Tuition, not including university costs and fees, for in-state residents is about $7,500 per year while out-of-state nonresidents will pay close to $11,500. Graduate assistantships and fellowships are available through the Office of Student Finance as well as directly through university departments, and grants, scholarships, and loans are also available to help fund graduate education.

While topics may vary, courses include theory, research, practice in counseling and student personnel psychology, counseling procedures, statistics and measurement, child and adolescent development, counseling applications, professional ethics, and career development, as well as advanced research, seminar, supervision practicum, thesis and doctor dissertation, and an internship


Educational Psychology (email: [email protected])
250 Education Sciences Bldg.
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0364
(612) 624-6083

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

University of Minnesota – Twin Cities has ranked #24 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: 84.85%

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%