Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counseling Psychology

The UMKC Counseling Psychology program, which leads to a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Counseling Psychology, emphasizes multicultural and individual diversity within a scientist-practitioner model. Consistent with the University’s urban mission, the program faculty is committed to preparing health service counseling psychologists to improve the welfare of individuals and communities through scholarship and applied interventions.


Program graduates work in a variety of settings, including two and four-year colleges and universities, university counseling centers, veteran affairs facilities, hospitals, community mental health centers, and private practice. Many also become professional consultants, writers, and scholars.


Application deadline is December 1st 

  • Interview day will be held Friday, February 3rd
  • Applicants will be notified by Friday December 16th of whether or not they will be invited to interview
  • Applicants can direct questions to or 816-235-2722
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