Indiana University – Bloomington

Department of Communications Disorders and Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

Accredited by the American Psychological Association in 1988, the Ph.D. program in counseling psychology is part of the School of Education at Indiana University (IU) in Bloomington is based on the scientist-practitioner training model, with emphasis on multicultural issues and opportunities for specialized training as researchers, practitioners, consultants, and faculty members.

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Around 8 new students with either bachelor’s or master’s degrees are accepted into the Ph.D. program each year. The deadline is December 1st with classes starting in the fall, and the application fee is $55.

The cost of tuition for in-state students is around $350 per credit-hour, and for out-of-state students it’s about $1,100. This rate does not include any university fees or costs, including books, student services, or dissertation research fees. The School of Education works diligently to secure funding for first year students through various fellowships and positions that students may apply for. After the first year, students are encouraged to proactively seek assistantships to cover the cost tuition and its associated fees.

The program consists of 90 credit hours, including core coursework psychology, counseling, inquiry, psychological foundations, the many aspects of behavior (biological, cognitive, and social aspects), and human development, as well as a exams (written and oral), research, a dissertation, doctoral thesis, and internship. Minor courses must also be completed, as well as electives or a second minor.


Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology (email: [email protected])
201 North Rose Avenue, Suite 4000
Bloomington, IN 47405
(812) 856-8300

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

Indiana University – Bloomington has ranked #20 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: 88.89%

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%