Purdue University

Department of Educational Studies - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

Purdue University and the Department of Educational Studies in West Lafayette, Indiana, offers a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology (CPSY), consisting of 90 credit hours of coursework in psychological foundations, Counseling Psychology core, statistics and research design, and practicum, as well as dissertation research, and an internship, utilizing the scientist-practitioner training model. The program consists of 5 years of full-time study and 1 year pre-doctoral internship.

Apply Online (http://www.gradschool.purdue.edu/admissions/)

The CPSY program accepts applicants with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees. December 15th is the deadline with courses starting in the fall. Since admission is competitive, accepting between 6 and 8 students each year, a few students are wait-listed in hopes of earning a spot in the program.

Tuition for full-time in-state students is about $10,000 per year, while out-of-state students pay close to $29,000—not including additional university costs and fees, including books, travel, or student services. Financial aid is available through fellowships and assistant ships, as well as scholarships and grants.


Carole Pistole, Ph.D. (email: [email protected])
Beering Hall, Room 5176
College of Education
Purdue University
100 N. University St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907
(765) 494-9748 or 494-9738

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

Purdue University has ranked #23 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: 85.71%

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%