University of North Texas

Department of Psychology - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

The Counseling Psychology Program offers a doctoral degree through the Department of Psychology at the University of North Texas in Denton by training professional psychologists within the scientist-practitioner model, utilizing structured courses, practicum, and research, as well as a multitude of informal learning opportunities while working alongside faculty and peers as a community. Program training emphasizes counseling skills through exposure to specific educational experiences according to the faculty’s positive developmental perspective.

Doctoral students must receive a B or better in their core coursework, including history and systems, social psychology, cognitive and affective bases of behavior, quantitative methods, and physiological psychology. The program requires a minimum of 113 semester hours beyond a bachelor’s degree, including 1 year of supervised internship. Full-time students are able to complete the program in 5 years, but most students require 6.

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The Counseling Psychology Program only accepts about 8 students each year. The application deadline is December 1st, with coursework beginning the following fall.

Full-time tuition for Texas residents is about $6,200 per year, while out-of-state residents will pay $13,400, not including additional costs and fees associated with attending graduate school, like books, travel, or student services. Since the department strives to support all doctoral students for at least the first 2 years, Ph.D. students may apply for department-funded teaching assistantship and fellowships. Scholarships and other financial aid are also available to assist students with financial requirement while attending graduate school.


Department of Psychology ([email protected])
1155 Union Circle #311280
Denton, TX 76203-5017
(940) 565-2671

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 North Texas.

In-State Tuition & Fees
  • Full-Time Annual Graduate Tuition: $5,240
  • Additional Fees: $1,460
  • Part-Time Per Credit Charges: $370
Out of State Tuition & Fees
  • Full-Time Annual Graduate Tuition: $11,560
  • Additional Fees: $1,460
  • Part-Time Per Credit Charges: $720

Program Accreditation Details

The PhD program in counseling psychology at University of North Texas has been accredited by the American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation since 1978.

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

University of North Texas has ranked #30 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: 79.49%

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%