Skip to main content

Counseling Psychology (PhD)

Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

Career Path

Graduates of the program have among the highest psychology licensing exam pass rates in the nation and thus are well poised to enhance the wellbeing of their individual clients and contribute to positive change within the profession and larger community.

Research Opportunities

The counseling psychology faculty has created a warm, supportive and close-knit learning community in the heart of New York City, giving personal attention to each student to foster academic and professional growth. Professors and students actively collaborate on research projects that lead to professional presentations and publications. The program's faculty has wide-ranging research interests including, but not limited to: health psychology; developmental psychology; women's issues; cognitive psychology; group dynamics; multicultural competence; racism; acculturation; microaggressions; hidden biases; identity development and mindfulness.

Disclosure of Education/Training Outcomes and Information

The doctoral program in Counseling Psychology at Fordham University is dedicated to the preparation of psychologists in the scientist-practitioner model. Our PhD program is designed to provide strong grounding in the major areas of psychological theory and research, and the union of these areas with practice. The program accepts students who have high academic ability, and whose primary goals lie in applied and/or academic settings. Approximately half of our students enter with a master's degree (in counseling or a related field).

Students who complete our program are qualified to enter various professional settings, including: college counseling centers, hospital clinics, mental health centers, community agencies, independent practice, business and industry, and teaching departments in colleges and universities.

Students who want preparation in primarily one particular theoretical approach to counseling or in a special area within counseling psychology can accomplish this goal through their practica and internship. Otherwise, intensive specialization is usually attained in postdoctoral experiences. Graduates of the program leave with a solid background in counseling theories, research, and practice, and are prepared to function as general practitioners, academicians, or to seek specialization through further study or supervised experience.

Read Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data for information on:

  • Time to Completion
  • Program Costs
  • Internship Placements
  • Attrition
  • Licensure