Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data
The 99 credit hour program is based on entry into the program with a master's degree in counseling, psychology, or a similar mental health training program. The 99 hour program can be completed in 4 years. Students who completed courses in their master's programs that substantially overlap with those required for the doctoral program (including scientific foundation areas of psychology, e.g., social, biological, cognitive) may petition to substitute those master's courses in; this does not decrease the total number of hours required for the doctoral program. Students entering with some graduate courses toward a master's degree, but who have not earned a master's degree can expect to be enrolled an additional 1 to 2 years.
The Graduate School considers full-time enrollment to be 9 hours during Fall and Spring semesters, although the majority of students in the Counseling Psychology program enroll in a minimum of 12 hours per semester if they wish to complete the program in four years. Tuition costs above are based on 12 hours during Fall and Spring semesters and 6 hours in Summer semester. Although the department cannot guarantee funding for all students at the time of admission, all students who have desired a graduate assistantship in the last 10 years have been provided with one.