Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology (PsyD)

The Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology (PsyD) program at Holy Family University is committed to a practitioner-scholar training model. The program is evidence-based and practice-informed, utilizing interventions that reflect the foundational values of the discipline of counseling psychology. Our view of clinical training is consistent with the American Psychological Association’s Standards of Accreditation for Health Services Psychology (HSP) and the guidelines for professional psychology training developed by the National Council for Schools and Programs in Psychology (NCSPP).

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess the following qualifications for admission to the Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology program:

  • A 60-credit Master’s degree in one of the following disciplines: Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Human Services, Psychology, or hold an LPC.
  • The ideal student will have a 3.5 GPA from their Master’s program.
  • GRE Scores of 148 or higher on Verbal and Analytical Scales.  (The GRE requirement has been temporarily suspended: for the duration of the Fall 2021 admissions cycle.)
  • Three satisfactory letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic or professional work.
  • An application form with a nonrefundable application fee.
  • An in-depth statement outlining the candidate’s clinical interests and area of preferred research.
  • Official transcripts of all previous college or university work.
  • CV or resume
  • Background Questionnaire

Pending receipt and review of your application, your materials will be forwarded to the Admissions Committee for assessment of your qualifications. Following this assessment by the Committee, you may be asked for an interview.

Applicants will be considered based on their academic ability, expression of interests and goals, life experience, and personal interview. All cohorts begin in the Fall. Prior to admission, selected applicants will be invited to complete a personal interview with the Counseling Psychology faculty.

Please note that the program is limited in size because of the intensive training requirements. Although many applicants meet the criteria for admission, it may not be possible to admit all qualified students.

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Accreditation Status

The Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology (PsyD) program at Holy Family University accepted its first training cohort in September 2017. The program is not currently accredited by the American Psychological Association; we have submitted an accreditation self-study to APA and have been authorized for a site visit. While this site visit is not an assurance of accreditation, we continue to work toward successfully achieving accreditation.

Non-Discrimination Statement

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Student Admissions, Outcomes and Other Data

Program Cost: Tuition and Fees

full-time student tuition

(3 courses per semester)

tuition credit per hour $995.00

fees/costs beyond tradition

-general fee per semester

-graduation fee











Time to completion for all students entering the program

Year mean number of years median number of years
2020 5 5
2019 5 5
2018 5 5
2017 5 5






 Attrition rate

2020 0
2019 1
2018 1
2017 1





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