Texas Tech University


Thanks for your interest in our APA-accredited doctoral program in counseling psychology. We ascribe to a scientist-practitioner training model that emphasizes training in both research and clinical skills, with a commitment to fostering an appreciation of multicultural diversity. Our program uses a mentoring model in which we try to match incoming students with a particular faculty member with whom they will work closely during their time here. Therefore, the match between students and faculty is very important in our admissions decisions. After you browse some of the information about our department, we encourage you to get in touch directly with individual faculty members to ask specific questions about their current research and to share you own interests.

Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

The Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology offers training in the professional practice of psychology – specifically, counseling psychology. The primary objective of the program is to prepare counseling psychologists for professional positions. Our program is firmly committed to a model of balanced professional training. Based on the scientist-practitioner model of training, the doctoral program strives to provide students with skills in the following acquired through study of the following areas:

Department Core Area Requirements

  • Statistics Requirement
  • Research Requirement
  • Breadth Area Requirements
    • Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior
    • Biological Bases of Behavior
    • Social Bases of Behavior
    • Teaching of Psychology

Counseling Area Requirements

  • Applied Area Requirements
  • Assessment Requirements
  • Developmental Area Requirements
  • Electives
  • Practicum Requirements
  • Internship Requirements

In addition to the departmental application, there is a separate graduate school application that must be completed.This application must also be received by the departmental application deadline. For more information, see our application guide.


Questions related to the program’s accredited status, should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

American Psychological Association
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation

750 First Street, N.E.

Washington, DC 20002-4242

Phone: 202-336-5979

Fax: 202-336-5978

Email: apaaccred@apa.org

Last accredited 2013. Next accreditation 2020.

Psychological Sciences

  • Address

    Texas Tech University, Department of Psychological Sciences, Box 42051 Lubbock, TX 79409-2051