University of Oklahoma

Department of Educational Psychology - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

Fully accredited since 1988 by the APA, the University of Oklahoma’s Department of Education Psychology and the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education offers a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. While this program has traditionally followed the scientist-practitioner training model, they are moving toward a scientist-practitioner-advocate training model to offer culturally responsive services, especially to traditionally marginalized populations, that reflect the belief that professional roles, including practitioner, researcher, teacher, consultant, and supervisor, involve social consequences and social responsibilities.

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The application deadline for enrollment is January 10th, with classes starting in the fall.

Tuition for full-time in-state students is around $175 per credit hour, while out-of-state student pay about $650 per credit hour. This does not include associated costs and fees, including books, travel, and student services. General assistantship appointments are available for Counseling Psychology doctor students, and they usually include a full tuition waiver and a basic health insurance subsidy. Over the last several years, all students in the Counseling Psychology program who applied for general assistantships have been funded for the duration of their study, but priority is given to first and second year students. There are additional scholarships, fellowships, and grants that are also available to doctoral students.

A graduate student must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in all graduate coursework, falling under that mark will lead to academic probation. If a graduate student is placed on academic probation 3 times, he or she will be disenrolled from the doctoral program.


Educational Psychology (email: [email protected])
820 Van Vleet Oval
Collings Hall, Room 321
Norman, OK 73019-2041
(405) 325-4525

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

University of Oklahoma has ranked #21 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: 88.24%

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%