Counseling Psychology and School Psychology, PhD

Our combined doctoral program in counseling psychology and school psychology, accredited by the American Psychological Association (750 First St., NE, Washington, D.C. 20002-4242, 202-336-5979), focuses on preparing psychologists who can evaluate, provide and enhance human services through scientific inquiry and practice. Our program adheres to the scientist-practitioner model of training that provides you with an opportunity to receive specialized training in either counseling psychology or school psychology. The major difference between the two concentrations is counseling psychology's emphasis on older adolescent and adult populations as compared to school psychology's focus on child and adolescent client populations.

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Why Counseling Psychology and School Psychology at UB?

The features of our program include:

  • foundation in psychological science that addresses etiology, prevention and intervention with contemporary problems
  • integration of science and practice through instruction in research methods, counseling/interventions and supervised practicum experiences
  • quality advisement for ongoing research efforts and clinical training

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Credits required for completion 96
Time to completion 5 to 5+ years
Course delivery On campus

Licensed psychologist in:

  • hospitals
  • mental health centers
  • school systems
  • university counseling centers
Doctoral practicum contact hours 1000
Application deadline Dec. 1

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366 Baldy Hall
University at Buffalo
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1000


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