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Doctorate in Counseling Psychology

Train for professional practice as a counseling psychologist in medical, public and family service, academic, private practice or community settings. Our scientist-practitioner model strongly emphasizes social justice, diversity and multiculturalism. You will find our students and faculty actively engaged in shared research, outreach and advocacy. We strive for a student-centered approach, matching educational experiences to the interests and skills of our students. Our program has been accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) for nearly 30 years.

Curriculum

Students receive an interdisciplinary experience that includes research, outreach and academic coursework.  All students in the program must complete a minimum of three years of study at OSU. In addition to coursework, students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of doctoral level practicum and 15 credit hours of dissertation.

100%internship match rate

Courses are offered on the OSU-Stillwater and OSU-Tulsa campuses, with high-quality training clinics at both locations. 

 

Counseling and Counseling Psychology Clinic 

Al Carlozzi Center for Counseling at OSU-Tulsa

 

Research and Faculty

Faculty research and professional interests include:

 

  • Couple & family relationships
  • Ethics & social justice
  • Multicultural & international issues
  • Health & wellness promotion
  • Body image
  • Bullying
  • Intersection of gender & sexual/affectionate orientation
  • Mentoring & supervision
  • Counseling LGBTQUIA clients
  • Additions
  • Counselor training
  • College student retention 
  • Suicide prevention
  • Child & adolescents
  • Play therapy
  • Prevention

 

Meet our departmental faculty

 

Admissions

Our program provides two admissions options: post-bachelor’s and post-master’s. Applications are accepted once per year and must be received by December 1. Applicants will be screened by a faculty committee, and finalists will be asked to participate in a mandatory on-campus interview. 

Faculty and student in lab

 

To apply for the program, submit the following:

 

  • Graduate College application
  • Transcripts from all previously attended institutions
  • Current resume/vita
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE scores (within the last five years)
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample 

* Those applying for 2021 summer/fall admission will not be required to submit a GRE or MAT score. All applicants will be required to respond to a writing prompt as a supplement to the application.

 

Student admissions, outcomes and other data

 

Cost & Assistance

Students in the counseling psychology doctoral program are guaranteed full-tuition waivers and paid research or teaching-focused graduate assistantships during their first year. Most students completing their second through fifth years in the program are also able to secure paid assistantships. 


Currently enrolled students are also eligible for scholarships offered through the College of Education and Human Sciences.

 

Cost

Scholarships

Financing graduate school

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