Welcome! Do you wish to become a scholar and a practitioner who works with individuals, couples, groups, and organizations? Consider our APA accredited Counseling Psychology (CoPsych) specialization.

As one of the oldest accredited counseling psychology programs in the country, we have been accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1959. We have a long history of producing outstanding graduates who practice in academic and applied fields all around the country and the world.

Our Masters degree training can help students to either become eligible to be licensed as a mental health practitioner or to continue with doctoral training. The Masters degree contains two tracks: community and school counseling.

Our doctoral degree is an APA approved program in Counseling Psychology that follows a scientist-practitioner training model and focuses on students’ learning through coursework, practica, doctoral research seminars, supervision, and collaboration with other students and faculty.

The Counseling Psychology program is holding a virtual “open house” for prospective students. Our open house is not part of our interview process. However, it is a chance for you to find out more about us and our program so that you can make an informed decision in choosing a program that is the best fit for you. If you would like to attend our open house, please register at go.unl.edu/copsychopenhouse.

Degrees Offered

CoPsych Handbook Co-Psych 5 Year Plan Training Values Specialization Highlights Clinical Field Placement Goals & Objectives Masters Comprehensive Exam

Through the Counseling and School Psychology Clinic, students will have the opportunity to conduct psychological and educational evaluations of children and youth to address referral questions from parents/caregivers and or schools. The specialization in Counseling Psychology has many unique foci and is able to offer training in a wide range of clinical and research area.

The Co Psych faculty and students are specifically involved in the following areas:

  • career development
  • counseling process
  • couple and family therapy
  • gender and multicultural issues
  • interpersonal relationship violence
  • positive psychology
  • sexual assault
  • social justice

Questions related to Counseling Psychology's accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 



Applications for the Counseling Psychology are considered once a year:

  • Ph.D. Application Deadline: December 5 (for starting the following Fall)
  • MA Application Deadline: January 28 (for starting the following Fall)

GRE scores are not required for 2022-2023 application

CoPsych Training Director

Dr. Neeta Kantamneni
Educational Psychology
221 TEAC
(402) 472-2206


Graduate training at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Counseling Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association and will prepare students to take the EPPP exam, which is necessary to obtain licensure in all U.S. states. Requirements for taking the EPPP vary by state licensing boards. UNL’s Counseling Psychology Program has reviewed the licensing requirements for all U.S. states to determine eligibility. Based on our review, students graduating with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology are eligible to sit for the EPPP upon completion of the doctoral program in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia (DC), Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. There are three states in which graduates may need to complete additional coursework and training post-graduation to be eligible to sit for the EPPP: California, Maine, and New York.