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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.


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.

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

Course information

Counseling and Counseling Psychology program


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

Research Labs and Initiatives:

Meet our faculty

College research initiatives



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
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample 

Student admissions, outcomes and other data

Graduate student resources


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.





Financing graduate school

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