Counseling Psychology Ph.D.
Our program integrates both the science and the practice of counseling psychology. The program requires you to complete a full-time, one-year, pre-doctoral internship. With this degree, you are trained to provide direct psychological services in various settings. These settings include private practice, college/university counseling centers, medical settings, correctional facilities, and Veterans Administration hospitals.
Our curriculum is built on the scientist-practitioner model for health service psychology training. We focus on the integration of the science and practice of counseling psychology. Multicultural and social justice perspectives are emphasized throughout the curriculum.
- At least four years of on-campus coursework (105 hours) and training
- A full-time, one-year, pre-doctoral clinical internship
- A dissertation
- December 1 for Fall Semester admission
The Counseling Psychology program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. The program was most recently re-accredited following a site visit in fall 2017. The next re-accreditation visit is scheduled to take place in 2027.
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There are four core faculty members in the Counseling Psychology program:
Faculty are highly engaged with students in the program through teaching, advising, supervision, research, mentoring, and social events. Faculty value and support students as unique individuals and as budding professionals. Faculty also strive to create a training environment that respects diverse identities and perspectives. Counseling Psychology Ph.D. applicants can express interest in working with (and being advised by) any of the core faculty. Emeritus and affiliate faculty will not typically be assigned as advisors. Students have contact with affiliate faculty primarily through coursework.
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Cost & Financial Support
- Auburn’s Financial Aid Office helps students find support.
- Auburn’s Graduate School provides fellowships and financial aid information.
- College of Education Graduate Student Travel Awards Guidelines
Assistantships and Scholarships
- Auburn University Graduate Assistantship Guidelines
- Auburn University Scholarships (AUSOM)
- SERC Assistantships and Scholarships
- SERC Graduate Assistantship Application (Priority given to doctoral students)
Information for Current Students
- Student Handbook 2022-23 (PDF)
- Counseling Psychology Program Policies
- Internship Planning Information (PDF)
- Non-Curriculum Based Sequencing Information (PDF)
- Tips for Completing Your Dissertation (PDF)