University of Texas at Austin

Department of Educational Psychology - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

Fully accredited by the American Psychological Association, the University of Texas at Austin offers a Counseling Psychology program that follows the scientist-practitioner model of training, emphasizing developing research competencies, and designed to foster the development of counseling psychologists who are not only competent researchers, but also clinicians and responsible citizens in the field of psychology.

The Ph.D. program offers both 5 and 6 year plans for program completion, but most student complete the program between 5 and 7 years. Students must have at least a bachelor’s degree and adequate subject preparation for advanced study in counseling psychology

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Only 5 to 8 applicants are accepted into the program each year. The application deadline is December 1st, with coursework beginning in the fall.

While the program makes an effort to extend fellowship offers to students in the counseling psychology program, it is not guaranteed to all incoming students. Some fellowships simply waive out-of-state tuition rates, but other offer partial tuition waivers, health insurance, and parking permits as well as an additional stipend. Other financial aid available include assistantships, scholarships, grants, and student loans.

The Counseling Psychology program requires courses in Educational Psychology and specialization courses in Counseling Psychology, including training in research, intervention, and assessment, practicum and internship experiences, workshops and informal seminars, and scholarly writing. Core courses should cover psychology foundations, including research methodology, statistics, learning, motivation, social, and developmental psychology.


Aaron Rochlen (email: [email protected])
Program Director
(512) 471-0361

Nicole Landes (email: [email protected])
Administrative Associate

The University of Texas at Austin
Education Psychology Department
1 University Station D5800
Austin, TX 78712-1294

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

University of Texas at Austin has ranked #37 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: 75%

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%