Fordham University

Graduate School of Education - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

Accredited by the American Psychological Association, the doctoral program in Counseling Psychology at Fordham University in New York prepares psychologists in the scientist-practitioner model, gaining expertise through diverse coursework in theoretical, clinical, and research perspectives and extensive supervised experiences. Students are encouraged to take developmental risks in learning as well as build new competencies in various counseling settings.

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited college or university to meet the objectives of the program. Application deadline is December 15th with classes starting in the fall. Students who come into the program with a bachelor’s degree can usually complete the program in about 7 years—those with a master’s in about 5.

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Tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students appears to be the same, around $28,000 per year. This amount does not include university fees or additional costs, including books, travel, or student services.

Fordham’s Ph.D. curriculum is comprised of the psychology core suggested by the American Psychological Association and required by the New York State Regents to prepare professional psychologists, including Foundations of Neuropsychology, Psychology of Cognition and Affect, Social Psychology, and Advanced Developmental Psychology. The program also consists of credits in professional practice, doctoral research, career development, and Psychological Assessment, as well as Consultation and Supervision, a dissertation, and a full year, full-time internship.


GSE Admissions (212) 636-6400
Merle Keitel, Ph.D. (email: [email protected])
Director of Training
Lowenstein 1016A
Lincoln Center Campus
New York, NY 10023
(212) 636-6468

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

Fordham University has ranked #7 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: 94.12%

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%