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.
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.
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.
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.