As a graduate student in the Counseling Psychology Program, you'll develop the skills necessary to become an effective practitioner, researcher, and/or leader in your field. Our goal is to develop professionals who are insightful and self-reflective, who are innovative risk takers and superior critical thinkers. Our highly selective doctoral program is accredited by the American Psychological Association and is well known for providing access to high quality internships for our students.
We want our students not only to demonstrate accurate and current knowledge, but to have expertise related to the many issues confronting society and to have the skills to create effective strategies and approaches to address these challenges.
What you'll need
To work professionally in counseling psychology at the master's or doctoral level, you will need a strong background in the practice of counseling and psychotherapy, as well as a knowledge of the scientific foundations of psychology in order to evaluate and think critically about your practice.
What you'll learn
Our program helps you develop the skills to understand and/or conduct research that contributes to the knowledge and practice of counseling psychology. You will also develop the skills to intervene effectively with clients representing a broad range of demographic and cultural characteristics and counseling needs, so that you are prepared to work with the diversity of people who will need psychological services and counseling in the 21st century.
The master's and doctoral programs include work in counseling theories and techniques, research, career, and group counseling, program development and evaluation, fieldwork, and practicum, as well as other areas relevant to particular degree programs. Because most programs lead to licensure, there are a number of required courses, but students may pursue individual interests through electives.
The DU edge
At DU, you will work with faculty in small classes. You will join faculty on research projects and develop specialized skills in aspects of adolescent and adult development, health psychology, professional ethics, applications of psychology to business, multicultural issues, or group dynamics. Students develop skills in counseling and research that lead to work primarily with normal populations in a variety of work settings.
The Counseling Psychology Program has a number of scholarships available to MA and PhD students. Eligibility criteria, amount, and the period of award may vary. Scholarships are generally gift aid, with no obligation for service. Many are offered for a single quarter, providing the recipient continues to meet all eligibility requirements. Students will be notified regarding available scholarships through email lists, bulletin board postings, and through the Morgridge College of Education website. Students must have a completed FAFSA on file with the Office of Financial Aid. The FAFSA is available online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. Students should refer to the Office of Financial Aid website for further information on the FAFSA at www.du.edu/finaid/. To learn about other Morgridge College of Education Scholarships, please visit our Financial Aid website.
The Rosetta M. Snipe Endowed Scholarship is for African American female graduate students with a 3.0 GPA or better.
The Cherry Creek Psychology Dissertation Scholarship
The Foundation for Compassionate Action scholarship is available to doctoral students in Counseling Psychology with a 3.0 GPA or better.
The Karen Kitchener Award $1,000
Other Morgridge College of Education Scholarships and Awards:
Graduate Assistantships (GTA/GRA) $1,006,776
Morgridge College of Education Scholar $120,000
Dean's Scholarship $1,641,537
DU Doctoral Fellowship $75,000
Federal Perkins Loan $300,000
Federal work-study $130,000
FFEL Scholarship $180,000
Named Scholarship $348,198
To speak to someone about the Counseling Psychology Program MA or PhD, please call or email our Admissions Office at 303-871-2509 or 1-800-835-1607, firstname.lastname@example.org.