Counseling Psychology Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
The UNL Counseling Psychology program emphasizes the scientist-practitioner model of training. Course work in core areas of psychological and behavioral science provides you with foundational concepts necessary for the effective practice of psychology and the ability to conduct psychological research. Required core courses also provide a background in the discipline of psychology and meet a variety of accreditation and credentialing standards. You are introduced to psychological inquiry through integrated course sequences in statistics, measurement, and research methods that are preparatory to completion of a doctoral dissertation. You are also required to participate in doctoral research seminars from which you receive mentoring in the collaborative settings that research groups offer. The doctoral seminar allows you the opportunity to be actively involved with research other than their dissertation. Doctoral students are expected to attend the program full time. Students are very strongly encouraged to complete their course requirements during the first three years in the program, complete their dissertation and apply for internships during the fourth year, and spend their fifth year on internship. At a minimum, doctoral students must be full-time in residence on campus for three years with a fourth at a pre-doctoral internship site. Students accepted without their Masters degree must complete all coursework required to obtain this degree in addition to their doctoral classes.
Dr. Meghan Davidson
*Questions related to the program's accredited 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