The Counseling Psychology Program at the University of Maryland is a collaborative
program jointly housed in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special
Education and the Department of Psychology. Our program is one of the oldest in the
nation and has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association
since 1953. In independent evaluations over the past three decades, the University
of Maryland is always among the very top ranked counseling psychology programs in
the United States. Our faculty represent a broad range of research interests, including
psychotherapy process and outcome research, multicultural psychology, vocational
psychology, and interpersonal relationships.
The University of Maryland at College Park is ranked in the top 20 public universities
in the United States. Located approximately 30 minutes from both Washington, DC and
Baltimore, Maryland, the range of opportunities afforded to students outside of the
classroom are extensive.
Our students are integral to the ongoing strength and vitality of our program. We
are interested in attracting students with strong academic records, a commitment
to being trained in a scientist-practitioner model, and diverse life experiences.
Prospective students may apply to our program through either of the two departments
in which we are housed. If an applicant hopes to work with a specific faculty member
in our program, we recommend that the person apply through the department with which
that faculty member is affiliated.
We encourage you to learn more about our program by exploring this website. The menu
bar above includes links to pages with information about our training program, admissions
process, faculty, students, and more. Thank you for visiting our website.
Inquiries about the accreditation status of the Counseling Psychology Program can
be made to the APA Commission on Accreditation (CoA):
American Psychological Association Office of Program Consultation & Accreditation 750
First Street NE Washington, DC 20002-4242 Phone: (202) 336-5979; Fax: (202) 336-5978 Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation