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Counseling Psychology (PhD)

Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

Application Deadline:  December 15
Program Contact: Dr. Mitchell Rabinowitz | mrabinowitz@fordham.edu
APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation: 202-336-5979

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