University of Oregon

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

The Counseling Psychology (CPSY) PhD program in the College of Education at the University of Oregon, in Eugene, offers training in both adult and child/family interventions, research emphasizing multicultural issues and diversity, and a broad commitment to social justice, as well as the ecological model of training, research, and practice. Accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1955, it’s the 8th oldest continuously accredited Counseling Psychology program in the country.

The program only accepts 6 to 8 new students with a Bachelor’s or Master’s in Counseling each year, and the application deadline of December 15th. Classes begin in the fall. Typically, students can complete the program in 5 to 6 years, including coursework, comprehensive exams, internship, research and practice, and a dissertation—175 graduate credits are required to complete the program and graduate with a PhD.

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CPSY students are registered for 16 credit hours each fall, winter, and spring quarter—the tuition breakdown is about 6,000 for residents and 8,300 for non-residents per term. However, over the past 10 years, all students in the doctoral program who applied for a Graduate Teaching Fellowship (GTF) have been funded. This fellowship includes teaching, research, counseling, or community service. GTF students may also receive scholarships and grants to work on their research or supplement their graduate school education.

Coursework is divided into Psychological Foundations, Research Competencies, Practitioner Competencies, and Professional Competencies. While each division allows the student to develop a broad knowledge base in the general principles and theories of psychology, the student also develops the basic skills in formulating questions and carrying out research, as well as developing applied skills and understanding the application of ethical and legal standards.


Counseling Psychology and Human Services (email: [email protected])
HEDCO Education, Suite 240
5251 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5251
(541) 346-2456

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

University of Oregon has ranked #3 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: 96.67%

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%