Arizona State University

College of Education - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

APA-Accredited, the School of Letters & Sciences in Arizona State University offers a Ph.D. program in counseling psychology that adheres to the scientist-practitioner model of training, preparing graduates for employment in academic and service delivery settings, emphasizing empirical data as the basis for professional practice.

Most students can complete the counseling psychology Ph.D. program in 5 to 6 years. It typically takes 3 to 7 years of full-time study, including coursework in theory, research and practices in counseling psychology, and it also requires a 1-year full-time internship. While no specific undergraduate degree is required, general background knowledge in psychology and counseling is desired.

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The application deadline is December 15th, with courses beginning the following fall semester. Doctoral students in need of financial support are usually able to secure help throughout the program by way of a graduate assistantship and fellowship. Additional financial aid is available, including scholarships, grants, and student loans.

Full-time tuition for an in-state student is about $10,300 per year, while out-of-state tuition is around $19,000, not including addition university costs or fees.

Coursework consists of analysis of the individual, theories of counseling and psychotherapy, professional issues and ethics, occupation and careers, research methods, various basis of behavior, a series of professional seminars, advanced counseling, research and fieldwork, supervision practicum, dissertation, and internship.


School of Letters and Sciences (email: [email protected])
(480) 965-8733

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

Arizona State University has ranked #50 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: 64.58%

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%