University of Louisville

Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

APA-accredited, the University of Louisville, College of Education and Human Development offers a Counseling Psychology doctoral program, offering students opportunities to develop specialty skills within specific clinical and research areas while gaining clinical experience is a variety of settings, including counseling centers, community mental health centers, private agencies, and hospitals. Prescribing to the scientist-practitioner model of learning, the program is grounded in the science of psychology and critical inquiry, preparing scholars and practitioners

The Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program accepts students with bachelor’s or master’s degrees, requiring that students have courses in abnormal psychology, social psychology, human or lifespan development, and statistics or methodology.The program takes about 6 years to complete.

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The application deadline is December 1st for classes starting the following fall.

Tuition for a full-full time in-state student is almost $5,400 per year, while out-of-state students may pay close to $11,000 per year, not including additional university fees. Financial aid is available in the form of fellowships, assistantships, scholarships, grants, and student loans—most assistantships offer a tuition waiver, health insurance, and a monthly stipend.

The Ph.D. program prepares students for a variety of clinically and research focused careers with courses in assessment, counseling theory and practice, and psychological foundations in human development, and biological and social bases of behavior, as well as psychopathology, statistics and research methods, practicum or other pre-internship field experiences, and a dissertation. Students must have a minimum of 1800 hours of practicum, including at least 650 hours of direct contact with clients and 160 hours of individual supervision.


Jesse Owen (email: [email protected])
Director of Clinical Training
Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, Counseling, and Student Personnel
College of Education & Human Development
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
(502) 852-0588

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

University of Louisville has ranked #38 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: 73.53%

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%