University of North Dakota

Department of Counseling Psychology and Community Services - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

The Counseling Psychology and Community Services Department in the School of Education & Human Development at the University of North Dakota, in Grand Forks, offers a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology that works closely with students in a mentoring role, undertaking 3 full-time years of coursework and practical experience, addressing both practice and science, preparing for the doctoral capstones of dissertation and internship.

The Counseling Psychology program admits student with bachelor’s degrees as well as students with master’s degrees in counseling, psychology, and related fields, as long as the student has at least 18 credit hours in psychology coursework, including general psychology, developmental psychology, abnormal psychology, personality theory, experimental and research methods, and statistics.

Students take 4 to 5 years to complete the Ph.D. program, depending on whether or not they already have a master’s degree

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Tuition for full-time residents is about $8,000 per year, while out-of-state students may pay up to $20,000 in tuition, not including additional services fees and university costs. All students receive partial if not full tuition-waivers for at least their first year in the program. Additional years are not guaranteed, but over the last several years students have received at least a 9 credit-hours waived each semester. Other financial aid includes assistantships, fellowships, scholarships, grants, and student loans.

Requirement for the Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology include coursework in Counseling Psychology, Psychology, and psychological foundations of behavior, as well as an accumulation of supervised experiences, completion of comprehensive examinations and assessment portfolio, a dissertation, and an internship.


Counseling Psychology and Community Services

Education Building Room 306
231 Centennial Drive Stop 8255
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8255
(701) 777-2729

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

University of North Dakota has ranked #39 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: 71.43%

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%