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Our doctoral program in counseling psychology is based on a scientist-practitioner model for training professional psychologists and is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Students acquire a solid foundation of knowledge in the biological, cognitive, affective, individual and social bases of human behavior.
Years to Complete
In this PhD programs, we prepare students to:
Graduates are prepared to practice as psychologists, professors, consultants, administrators and researchers.
About 75% of our student are practicing psychologists, many who go on to take leadership positions in their settings which include:
Another 25% of students go on to attain faculty positions, teaching and researching.
Dr. Alan Burkard has a 2 million dollar SAMHSA grant focused on providing providing evidence-based interventions to children under the age of six.
Dr. Lisa Edwards is known nationally for her work with positive psychology and Latinx research.
Dr. Sarah Knox is nationally and internationally known for her work as a qualitative researcher.
Programs: PhD in Counseling Psychology
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To be eligible for admission to the Graduate School at Marquette University, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Many students accepted into the doctoral program have already completed a master’s degree in counseling or counseling psychology, though some have only have a bachelor's degree. Students applying to the doctoral program without a master’s degree must complete prerequisite master's courses as part of their doctoral program requirements. We also highly recommend that students without a master’s in counseling or counseling psychology obtain experience in a human service setting (e.g., fieldwork, volunteering, or employment) to discern if the field is a good fit for their long-term professional goals.
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1Upon admission, final official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities, with certified English translations if original language is not English, must be submitted to the Graduate School within the first five weeks of the term of admission or a hold preventing registration for future terms will be placed on the student’s record.
2Upon admission, an official course-by-course transcript/academic record evaluation must be submitted to the Graduate School within the first five weeks of the term of admission or a hold preventing registration for future terms will be placed on the student’s record.
December 1: Application and application materials should be received to be considered for the fall term.
In recent years, new full-time doctoral students have been supported by part-time research assistantships through the department. Scholarships have helped some additional students, and a variety of fellowships and other options are available.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.