2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology, and Counseling

Health Professions Building 434, 765-285-8040

The department’s graduate programs train community agency, mental health, and rehabilitation counselors at the master’s level, master’s level social psychologists, and prepare counseling psychologists at the doctoral level. The master’s degree program in rehabilitation counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The doctoral program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Degree minors are available to students from other degree or certification programs.

Departmental programs emphasize a balance between didactic and experiential course contact. The scientist-professional model of training emphasizes the integration of practice and research as a mode of problem solving and thinking. A departmental training clinic provides opportunity for practicum experiences. Field experiences and internships offer additional integrative experiences.

Student financial support includes doctoral and graduate assistantships.


Master’s of arts degree (MA) counseling, MA in social psychology, dual major in social psychology and clinical mental health counseling; doctor of philosophy degree (PhD) in counseling psychology.

Admission requirements

Applicants are screened according to departmental criteria then must be admitted by the Graduate School.Application deadlines for the programs are as follows:

  • Doctoral Program: December 1 (Fall start only)
  • MA in Counseling (Clinical Mental Health & Rehabilitation): Priority deadline February 1(fall or summer start) and *final deadline June 1 (fall start only)
  • MA in Social Psychology: Priority deadline February 1 (fall or summer start) and *final deadline June 1 (fall start only)
  • MA Dual Major in Social Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Priority deadline February 1 (fall or summer start) and*final deadline June 1 (fall start only)

*If you plan to apply for the June 1 deadline, you must contact the department before applying to ensure there are still spaces available.