Counseling Psychology Ph.D.

Counseling Psychology
Counseling Psychology Ph.D.
Ph.D. in COunseling Psychology

Our Ph.D. program is intended for those preparing to become counseling psychologists or for those who are currently practicing counseling psychologists. Through coursework and hands-on experience, you will learn to evaluate theories and research critically, while gaining a deeper understanding of the communities and individuals you will serve.

The program offers areas of focus, where you can further your skills and become better equipped to provide solutions for the societal and interpersonal challenges facing clients. Areas of focus include:

  • Multicultural counseling
  • Ethics
  • Health psychology
  • Group dynamics
  • Addictions

Upon completion of our Ph.D. program, you’ll be able to apply for licensure as a psychologist in Colorado and in other states.

Program Requirements

You will need to complete a minimum of 90-quarter credit hours. Other requirements include:

  • A supervised practicum
  • A supervised, 12-month, full-time internship
  • Comprehensive exams
  • A dissertation

The American Psychological Association first accredited our Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program in 1986. We’ve had full accreditation ever since.


Our selection process is competitive and based on broad criteria that include:

  • Research and clinical experience
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to diversity issues
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Academic achievement and GRE scores
  • Letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement
  • Similarity of interest with core faculty

See student admissions, outcomes, and other data.

Approximate Completion Time

Four to seven years


Department Chair
Dr. Jesse Owen
303-871-2482, KRH 252

Academic Services Associate
Molly Jordan
303-871-2473, KRH 251

Admissions Contact
303-871-2509, KRH 110
Office Hours: By appointment only

Additional Information

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