Explore human and behavioral psychology across the lifespan and learn to facilitate individual and systemic change, multiculturalism, and social justice through our PhD in Counseling Psychology.
Our program uses a scientist-practitioner model that integrates science and practice through courses, clinical training, assessment, service, and research.
The PhD in Counseling Psychology at the University of Georgia is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association. Upon graduation, you will be license-eligible as a psychologist in all states.
The doctoral program in counseling psychology at the University of Georgia is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the APA Commission on Accreditation:Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 Phone: 202-336-5979 / Email APA
Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.
Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.
Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.
Connect with faculty and enjoy social and professional opportunities through the Counseling Psychology Student Association.
We encourage you to take part in local, regional, and national psychological organizations including the Athens Area Psychological Association, Georgia Psychological Association, Southeastern Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students.
Professional development opportunities include conferences and meetings of the American Psychological Association, National Multicultural Summit, the National Latina/o Psychological Association, the Association of Black Psychologists, and the Asian American Psychological Association.
The Graduate School handles admission for all graduate programs at the University of Georgia, including those in the College of Education. The Graduate School website contains important details about the application process, orientation, and many other useful links to guide you through the process of attending UGA at the graduate level.
Our program requires that an applicant has completed a master's degree. Competitive candidates for admissions usually have the following general qualifications: relevant professional work experiences in counseling or a related area, research experience and interest, and defined clinical and research interests that match both with the program's goals and scientist-practitioner model of training and with faculty areas of expertise.
Typical students have a graduate grade point average of 3.5, and undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0, strong standardized test scores (GRE required), strong letters of recommendation from faculty members or supervisors. However, there is variation in the qualifications of applicants and candidates are asked to highlight areas of strengths and growth edges in their statement of purpose.
In addition to meeting graduate school standards for English as a foreign language, international applicants must be able to effectively counsel in English.
Deferment Policy: Due to the high demand of our programs, we will not defer admission from one year to sometime in the future. Anyone who is admitted to any program in our department and decides not to attend will be asked to reapply to that program if they seek admission at a later date. Applicants who are initially denied admission can reapply for the next year.
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