UW-Madison Counseling Psychology PhD Program

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Main Office

Department of
Counseling Psychology

School of Education
335 Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
MadisonWI  53706-1326

Tel: 608/262-4807
Fax: 608/265-4174

Email: counpsych@education.wisc.edu
or by contact form

Ph.D. Program

Program Description

The Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is accredited by the American Psychological Association and is designed to prepare students for the role of professional psychologist, and to foster understanding of the scientific basis for practice, multicultural competence, and a social justice orientation. The theoretical orientation of the program is best described as eclectic/interpersonal. The Ph.D. program involves required coursework in Counseling Psychology and related departments, as well as a series of supervised clinical training experiences.

The length of the program for students entering with a Master's in the counseling field is at least five years (63 total semester credits minimum): three years (if full time) coursework plus one dissertator year and one internship year. Students entering without a Master's should expect to spend a minimum of six years to complete their degree. Applications to the Ph.D. program are due December 1st.

 Additional Information about the Ph.D. Program

For information about the accreditation status of the Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology, please contact:

Office of the Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First St., NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242
Tel: (202) 336-5979
Fax: (202) 336-5978
Email:  apaaccred@apa.org

To contact the program Training Director, please email Dr. ​Bill Hoyt.
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