Texas Woman’s University

Department of Psychology and Philosophy - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

The Doctoral program in Counseling Psychology is located within the Department of Psychology and Philosophy in the College of the Arts and Sciences at Texas Woman’s University in Denton. APA Accredited since June 1995, the Ph.D. program, grounded in feminist multicultural philosophy and pedagogy, has been providing semantic training within the practitioner-scientist model to prepare student for the practice of psychology in a wide range of professional mental health settings.

Only 6 to 8 doctoral students are admitted each year, and all doctoral students are expected to be enrolled full-time each semester until they reach the critical jury/internship application stage. Students entering the Ph.D. program with a master’s degree take about 5 years to graduate—those who enter the program without a master’s degree take about 6. Applications must be submitted by December 15th.

Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program Application (http://www.twu.edu/downloads/psychology-philosophy/CPProgramApplicationPhD_2011.doc)

There are a variety of financial aid options and scholarships available, as well as a limited number of teacher assistantships granted each semester, requiring 5 to 20 hours of work per week. Tuition rates are subject to change at any time by action of the Board of Regents or Texas Legislature, but fall 2014 rates are $233.32 per credit hour for resident graduates and $595.32 per credit hour for non-resident graduates. Rates do not include any fees or related costs the school may apply, including technology fees, library fees, student services fees, and more.

Students must maintain a cumulative 3.5 grade point average (GPA), or they will be placed on academic probation and have one semester to raise their cumulative GPA. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the program.


Sally D. Stabb, Ph.D. (email: [email protected])
Director, Doctoral Program in Counseling Psychology
Office: CFO 703
PO Box 425470
Denton, TX 76204-5470
(940) 898-2149

Graduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2012)

The tuition and fee information below was obtained from the 2012 IPEDS survey and is for informational purposes only, for the offical cost of attendance please contact Texas Woman’s University.

In-State Tuition & Fees
  • Full-Time Annual Graduate Tuition: $3,900
  • Additional Fees: $1,250
  • Part-Time Per Credit Charges: $220
Out of State Tuition & Fees
  • Full-Time Annual Graduate Tuition: $10,220
  • Additional Fees: $1,250
  • Part-Time Per Credit Charges: $570

Program Accreditation Details

The PhD program in counseling psychology at Texas Woman’s University has been accredited by the American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation since 1995.

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

Texas Woman’s University has ranked #6 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: 95.45%

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%