Thank you for your interest in our APA-accredited Counseling Psychology training program 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.
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.
August, 2019 - The program will be accepting applications exclusively through PSYCAS, the centralized application service for graduate psychology. Applicants may apply for Fall 2020 admission beginning 9/12/19.
August, 2019 - The program is delighted to announce that the cohort beginning in Fall, 2019 will be comprised of five students who present with graduate degrees and impressive clinical, research, and academic training!
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).
Personal Statement: Not exceeding three pages which should include the factors that attracted you to counseling psychology and to Cleveland State’s program, a description of your research experience, a description of your goals for doctoral study and for your career, and a description of your interests in research and practice.
Mean GRE scores and Grades of Admitted Students 2015-2016
|Mean Undergraduate GPA||3.52|
|Mean Masters GPA||3.89|
CORE COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY
Graham Stead, Ph.D. Professor
Julia C. Phillips, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Director of Training
Yu-Hsin "Kelly" Liao, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Ingrid Hogge, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
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, full-time courses, and comprehensive examinations
- Year 4:Dissertation research and optional 3rd year of practicum
- Year 5: Predoctoral internship*