University of Maryland – College Park

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

Accredited by the American Psychology Association since 1953, the Counseling Psychology Program at the University of Maryland in College Park is based on the scientist-practitioner model, emphasizing the value of concurrent training in research, practice, and integration, creating a positive environment that trains students in general psychology as behavior science, allowing students to be become competent in conduction research and providing counseling.

Whether a student is entering the Ph.D. program with a bachelor’s or master’s degree, it takes about 6 years to complete. It usually takes 3 to 4 years of full-time coursework, and students typically take their 4th year to complete comprehensive examinations and to begin work on their dissertation, as well as finish up any remaining classes. The 5th and 6th year, students will finish their dissertation and complete an internship.

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Tuition for the 2013-2014 academic year, based on 10 credits per semester, is about $11,500 for residents and $25,000 for non-residents. This amount does not include university costs or fees, including housing, books, student services, and more. Most students will carry a 10 to 20 hour assistantship per week, and depending on their level their stipend amount can cover the majority of their tuition. Fellowships are also available and may include additional benefits aside from tuition remission.


Dr. Mary Ann Hoffman (email: [email protected])
Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education
(301) 405-2865

Dr. Karen M. O’Brien (email: [email protected])
Department of Psychology
(301) 405-5812

University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

University of Maryland – College Park has ranked #14 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: 91.89%

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%