Auburn University Main Campus

Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, & Counseling/School Psychology - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

The Department of Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling in the College of Education at Auburn University in Alabama offers a Counseling Psychology Ph.D. that is built on the scientist-practitioner model of learning, emphasizing the integration of science and practice.

The applicants must at least hold a bachelor’s degree to be considered for the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program. The program typically requires 5 years to complete, including 1 full-year of pre-doctoral internship. Students who enter the program without an undergraduate degree will take longer to complete.

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The program only accepts 8 to 10 students each year. The application deadline is December 1st for courses beginning the following fall.

Tuition for full-time in-state students is about $4,000 per semester, while out-of-state students would pay close to $12,000. Graduate students are encouraged to apply for assistantships to cover the cost of tuition and include a stipend. Additional financial support is available, including scholarships, grants, and student loans.

Course curriculum consists of a general psychology and counseling psychology cores, including history and ideas of psychology, cognitive psychology, the bases of behavior, counseling theories, psychological assessment, career development, group counseling, and a series of professional seminars, as well as research, dissertation, and an internship. Students are also required to complete 2 years of practica, as well as doctoral written and oral examinations.


Dr. Annete Kluck (email: [email protected])
Associate Professor and COP Program Director of Training
Auburn University College of Education
3084 Haley Center
Auburn, Alabama 36849-5218
(334) 844-2553

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

Auburn University Main Campus has ranked #55 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: 58.82%

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%