University of Florida

Department of Psychology - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

APA accredited since 1954, the Counseling Psychology program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Florida in Gainesville focuses on personal and interpersonal functioning of individuals, as well as emotional, social, vocational, educational, health-related, developmental, and organizational concerns. Students are trained as scientists, scholars, and practitioners, as they work in a complete range of occupational settings as creative scientists and human service providers. The program adheres to a generalist, scientist-practitioner training model that emphasized education and training in the integration of theory, scientific thinking, assessment, research, and practice.

A minimum of 90 credit hours are required to graduate, including required courses, dissertation requirements, practicum and internship, and electives. The program requirements for practicum are designed to ensure that each student accumulated over 900 pre-doctoral, pre-internship practicum hours, supervised by a licensed psychologist in an individual or group supervision context.

All first-year students are offered funding and it’s available for 5 years for all students making good progress in the program.

Student progress will be assessed each year in April by the counseling psychology faculty, reviewing progress an performance in coursework, seminars, scholarship and research, assistantships, teaching, practicum and internship placement, and meeting of milestones, including thesis equivalency, qualifying exams, and dissertation.


Department of Psychology
945 Center Drive
PO Box 112250
Gainesville, FL 32611-2250
(352) 392-0601

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

University of Florida has ranked #11 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: 92.86%

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%