Texas A & M University

Department of Educational Psychology - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

APA accredited, the Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education & Human Development in Texas A&M University offers a doctoral Counseling Psychology program based on the scientist-practitioner learning model, striving to train outstanding counseling psychologists who can advance theoretically-based services while also enhancing the health and well-being of individuals and the community. The program prepares students to use critical thinking skills and empirical methods to design, conduct, and evaluate psychological research and practice.

The Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program accepts students with either a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree. Students complete the course in 6 to 7 years.

Apply Online (https://myrecord.cehd.tamu.edu/gradapp/)

The application deadline is December 1st, with classwork following in upcoming fall semester.

Resident tuition is about $4,000 per semester, while out-of-state residents will pay close to $12,000—this rate does not include additional costs and fees associated with attending class, including books, travel, or student services. Funding is available in varying amounts through fellowships, assistantships, scholarships, grants, and student loans. Most program students are applicable for graduate assistantship opportunities, although they are not guaranteed.

The suggested curriculum for the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program includes core coursework in theory and techniques in counseling, psychopathology, professional issues and ethics, organizational consultation, advanced behavioral measurement, and personality assessment. The student is also responsible for research, dissertation, and a full-year internship.


Kristie Stramaski (email: [email protected])
Senior Academic Advisor II
Texas A&M University
704 Harrington Tower
College Station, TX 77843
(979) 845-1833

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

Texas A & M University has ranked #40 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: 70.59%

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%