Texas Tech University


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

For specific application information, see our application guide.

Student Admission, Outcome, and Other Data

Accreditation Association Information:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation

American Psychological Association

750 First Street, N.E.

Washington, DC 20002-4242

Phone: 202-336-5979

Fax: 202-336-5978

Email: apaaccred@apa.org

Psychological Sciences

  • Address

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