Thank you for your interest in our APA-accredited Counseling Psychology training in the College of Education and Human Services at Cleveland State University. We have designed this Website to help you gain an accurate and comprehensive view of our program. Our central mission is to educate counseling psychologists who are competent to work effectively with diverse urban populations – competent in assessment, intervention, research, and supervision tasks. Our program is designed to immerse students in the issues facing urban populations as well as to help students develop the competencies they need to function as professional psychologists. Counseling psychology became a designated specialization in the Urban Education Ph.D. program in 2006 and earned its APA accreditation in 2010. Its graduates have been eligible for psychology licensing in Ohio since 1992. In the years between 1992 and 2006, it was identified as a counseling training sequence.
Counseling Psychology at CSU follows the scientist-practitioner model of training and it has these major goals:
- Training counseling psychologists who have the requisite knowledge base and therapeutic skills for entry into the practice of professional psychology.
- Training counseling psychologists who have the necessary knowledge and skills for competent practice and research within a multicultural diverse urban society.
- Training counseling psychologists who will contribute to and/or apply the scientific knowledge base of psychology using skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Cleveland State was chosen as the host institution for the Student Affiliates of Seventeen (SAS) for 2013-2016! And, we are delighted to announce that our students were nationally recognized by being selected over other APA accredited programs and have had a major role in the Society for Counseling Psychology. Congratulations to this amazing group of students!
April 15th, 2014 The program is delighted to announce that the cohort beginning in Fall, 2015 will be comprised of 2 students who present with graduate degrees and impressive clinical, research, and academic training!
July, 2014 - The doctoral program has been re-accredited by the American Psychological Association for 7 years.
Fall Application Deadline: January 15th
Prerequisites: Masters degree in counseling, counseling psychology, clinical psychology or closely related field. Research experience and experience in an applied setting is preferred. Good communication skills.
Minimum G.P.A: minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.85 and 3.5 graduate GPA.
GRE Requirement: Competitive GRE scores (see mean scores below).
Letters of Recommendation: Strong three letters of recommendation (including at least one from a graduate faculty member) and also a personal statement not exceeding 3 pages which should include the factors attracted you to counseling psychology and to Cleveland State’s program, description of your research experience, Description of your goals for doctoral study and for your career and description of your interests in research and practice.
Admitted Students, 2012-2013 Mean GRE Scores
|Verbal||143 (New scoring system)|
|Quantitative||145 (New scoring system)|
|Mean Undergraduate GPA:||3.72|
|Mean Masters GPA:||3.73|
Mean GRE scores and Grades of Admitted Students 2013-2014
|Mean Undergraduate GPA:||3.45|
|Mean Masters GPA:||3.87|
Mean GRE scores and Grades of Admitted Students 2014-2015
|Mean Undergraduate GPA:||3.46|
|Mean Masters GPA:||3.89|
CORE COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY
Degree Completion Requirements
STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAM:
- Year 1:Full time course enrollment for each semester and 6 credits in summer session
- Year 2:Full time course enrollment for each semester, practicum, and at least one summer session course
- Year 3:Practicum, half time courses, and comprehensive examinations
- Year 4:Dissertation research and optional 3rd year of practicum
- Year 5: Predoctoral internship*