University of Missouri - Kansas City

UMKC School of Education

Counseling Psychology - Doctorate


School of Biological Sciences
Graduate Programs Office, Room 114 BSB
University of Missouri-Kansas City
5007 Rockhill Road

Kansas City, MO 64110

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. - Counseling Psychology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Ph.D. degree in counseling psychology has been fully accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1985. Our Counseling Psychology program emphasizes multicultural and individual diversity within a scientist-practitioner model. Consistent with the University’s urban/metropolitan mission, this diverse faculty is committed to educating future Counseling Psychologists to improve the welfare of individuals and communities through scholarship and applied interventions. The program faculty encourages students to develop primary identification with the core values of counseling psychology. These values emphasize: a) Assets, strengths, and positive mental health b) Respect for cultural and individual diversity c) Scientific foundation for all activities d) Developmental models of human growth e) Relatively brief counseling interventions f) Person-environment interaction g) Education h) Career/vocational development Counseling Psychologists recognize the value of human diversity. The program emphasizes faculty and student competence in dealing with the broad range of diversity in both practice and science settings. Our commitment to cultural and individual diversity is reflected in: a) Faculty composition b) Student recruitment c) Scholarship d) Course content and offerings e) Practicum opportunities f) Community service and consultation Education in Counseling Psychology follows a developmental model in which science-practice integration is emphasized throughout the program. Early and progressive training is provided in research, culminating in professionals who can design, conduct, and evaluate research relevant for Counseling Psychologists. Similarly, early and progressive training in practice activity is emphasized. Program graduates will apply the values of Counseling Psychology to their work in a variety of employment settings, and as scientist-practitioners.


American Psychological Association (APA) Committee on Accreditation

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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