The Counseling Psychology program is committed to training students in both the science and practice of counseling psychology and has been accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1980.

Counseling Psychology at the College of Education has a long history of faculty and student achievement: faculty members are committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and they are among the national leaders in the field. Students in the program have gone on to a variety of positions nationwide and are contributing to many areas of the field. The Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program at the University of Iowa has been accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1980 (APA Committee on Accreditation, 750 1st Street N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002-4242. Phone 202-336-500)



The goal of the Counseling Psychology doctoral program is to prepare counseling psychologists who will promote psychology as a science and contribute to the advancement of the profession. The program requires a minimum of 111 semester hours and 12-15 dissertation semester hours to complete. The faculty endorses a scientist/practitioner model of training and expects students to become competent researchers and proficient practitioners.

Candidates work in:

  • Higher education
  • Counseling centers
  • Clinics
  • Private practice settings
  • Hospitals

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester - December 1

If the deadline falls on a weekend, the following Monday is considered the deadline date. It is the applicant's responsibility to make sure that all materials are in by the deadline date. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Visit the degree homepage for more information:

  • Admission Requirements
  • Application Instructions 
  • Program Requirements



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Program Coordinator

You may direct an email to the appropriate Counseling Psychology faculty person listed below:

Will Liu
Program Coordinator

Megan Foley-Nicpon
Co-coordinator of Practicum