University of Kansas

Department of Psychology and Research in Education - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

American Psychology Association accredited since 1955, the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Kansas in Lawrence trains generalists to engage in a variety of activities ranging from clinical treatment to academic research, utilizing the scientist-practitioner model and curriculum that prepare students to apply the best theory and research to their practice.

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The Counseling Psychology Doctoral program accepts approximately 6 to 10 students each year with either a bachelor’s or master’s degree. An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required, with a 3.25 for major courses or the last 60 credit of the bachelor’s degree, or a 3.50 or above for students holding a master’s degree. Admission deadline is December 15th with coursework beginning in the following summer or fall.

The Department has a limited number of teaching and research assistantships for its students, and most of these positions provide a stipend and a full or partial tuition waiver, though a few only provide an hourly stipend. There may also be training and research grants available to provide financial support and help students further their careers in the field of counseling psychology.

Students are expected to complete a minimum of 100 direct face-to-face clinical hours over a 2 semester practicum, including individual, group, couples, and family therapy. They are also required to complete a research project and master’s thesis, examinations, internship, and doctoral dissertation.


Department of Psychology and Research in Education (email: [email protected])
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm. 621
1122 West Campus Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101
(785) 864-3931

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 University of Kansas.

In-State Tuition & Fees
  • Full-Time Annual Graduate Tuition: $7,920
  • Additional Fees: $890
  • Part-Time Per Credit Charges: $330
Out of State Tuition & Fees
  • Full-Time Annual Graduate Tuition: $18,520
  • Additional Fees: $890
  • Part-Time Per Credit Charges: $770

Program Accreditation Details

The PhD program in counseling psychology at University of Kansas has been accredited by the American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation since 1957.

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

University of Kansas has ranked #16 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: 90.63%

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%