University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign

Department of Educational Psychology - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

Located in Champaign, Illinois, the University of Illinois Counseling Psychology Program (CPP) is based on the scientist-practitioner orientation to counseling psychology with research being a fundamental and integral dimension of the program. Accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1985, CPP provides extensive training and experiences in quantitative research methodology, as well as opportunities for additional training in qualitative and mixed methods research.

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While the first 2 years of the program include a series of articulated, closely supervised courses in research and practice, the following 2 years allow the student to follow a more self-determined path, choosing classes, research projects, and practice that fulfill their individual goals as well as requirements. The last year is spent completing an applied predoctoral internship.

Tuition costs range from close to 12,000 to 25,000 for the first year not including university fees or additional fees and student costs. Financial aid and fellowship programs are available for graduate students, and application dates will vary.

Beyond the master’s degree, the student must complete 64 hours, including major coursework, dissertation research credit, and independent study, as well as fulfill the PhD Research Specialization Requirements—a plan of study should be submitted and approved by the adviser and Research Specialization Committee.


Depart of Educational Psychology (email: [email protected])
210 Education Building
1310 S. Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-2245

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign has ranked #4 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%