University of Northern Colorado

Counseling Psychology (PhD)
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)

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The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at the master's level prepares professional counselors to work in various agency settings such as mental health centers, probation and parole departments, substance abuse centers and residential treatment centers.

The Counseling Psychology program at UNC is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). For more information about APA accreditation, contact the American Psychological Association’s Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation at 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, by phone at (202) 336-5979, or on the web at

In our doctoral program at the University of Northern Colorado, we offer a Major Area of Study in Counseling Psychology with at least three years of didactic course work and supervised clinical training in that Major Area of Study, which includes completing a dissertation that is consistent with the field of Counseling Psychology; students also complete one additional year of pre-doctoral internship. Students that complete our program are appropriately trained in health service psychology to be eligible for licensure as doctoral level psychologists. We offer students experience in being trained in treatment interventions from multiple modalities by completing: two individual practica courses, one couples and family practicum course, and a group practicum course. Live supervision is provided for these practica courses at our on-site training clinic that provides professional psychological services to community members and university students. Students are also exposed to psychological assessment by completing a cognitive assessment course and a personality assessment course, as well as the option of completing additional assessment courses. Furthermore, our students are trained to create, disseminate, and utilize scholarly research to engage in evidence-based practice. Our program places relatively greater concentration on training related to research. Students take six courses in the area of research and have the option of completing one additional research course in order to receive a doctoral minor in applied statistics and research methods. 

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Masters Program Contact:

Jeffrey Rings, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Professional Counseling Program Coordinator
University of Northern Colorado
Campus Box #131
Greeley, CO 80639

PHD Program Contact:

Stephen Wright, PhD
Coordinator and Director of Training, Counseling Psychology Program
200-A McKee Hall/Campus Box 131
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639
(970) 351-1838

Degrees Available