University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Department of Educational Psychology - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

Accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1959, the University of Nebraska in Lincoln is one of the oldest accredited counseling psychology programs in the country. The doctoral program offered by the Educational Psychology Department follows the scientist-practitioner training model, focusing on student learning through coursework, practica, doctoral research seminars, supervision, and collaboration with peers.

Students are encouraged to use the first 3 years of full-time attendance to complete coursework, use the 4th year to complete their dissertation and apply for internships, and use the 5th year to complete their internship. Students entering the program without a master’s degree will be required to complete all coursework to obtain the degree in addition to their doctoral classes.

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The application deadline is December 5th, with coursework to begin in the fall.

Tuition for residents is about $262 per credit hour, while non-residents are charged $705 per credit hour. Incoming doctoral students who are non-residents qualify for a tuition reduction (Edgren Fellowship.) Most doctoral students are able to procure a graduate assistantship that typically covers tuition that includes a monthly stipend and health insurance. Other means of financial aid is available, including scholarships, fellowships, grants, and student loans.


Dr. Mike Scheel (email: [email protected])
Educational Psychology
38 Teachers College Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0345
(402) 472-0573

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

University of Nebraska – Lincoln has ranked #33 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: 76.47%

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%