University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Department of Educational Psychology - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

The Counseling Psychology program offered by the School of Education in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers a Ph.D., specializing in training multiculturally-competent counseling psychologists who will contribute and apply their scientific knowledge base, utilizing qualitative and quantitative methodologies. The program follows the scientist-practitioner model, integrating theory, practice, and research to train counseling psychologists with the scientific knowledge and skills to work with a diverse population, as well as prepare students for employment in an applied and academic settings.

The program is designed to be completed in 4 years of full-time study and a 1-year internship.

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Only 6 to 8 Counseling Psychology doctoral students are admitted each year. The application deadline is December 1st, with coursework to begin the following fall.

Program tuition for in-state residents is about $11,500 for the first year—for out-of-state nonresidents it runs close to $24,500 per year (not including additional university costs or fees.) Doctoral students are eligible to apply for research and project assistantships and fellowship through the Department of Education. In addition, faculty seek other means of funding for students as well as encourage students to apply for scholarships, grants, and student loans.

Ph.D. students are required to take 18 credits in psychological foundations, 21 credits in core counseling psychology, 18 credits of practica, 3 credits of urban education, and 13 credits of research and evaluation.


Stephen Wester (email: [email protected])
Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Admissions
Department of Education Psychology, SOE
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee has ranked #32 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: 77.78%

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%