The Counseling Psychology Program at Iowa State is a place where students matter. We seek to offer world-class training in research and practice. We value inclusion and diversity. We strive to be one of the best Counseling Psychology training programs in the country.
APPLICANTS DESIRING TO ENTER FALL 2024: During the current admissions cycle, all faculty will be reviewing our applicant pool; Drs. Marsee, Prieto, and Wade will be taking students. Either Drs. Armstrong or Vogel may take a student.
Entering class of Fall 2023 (from left to right): Cedar Andrae, Reilly Branch, Haley Nizzi, Emma Aanestad, and Derrick Garth.
Training Model: The Counseling Psychology Program is committed to a scientist-practitioner model that accords dual emphases to the acquisition of scientific knowledge and research skills, along with the development of professional competencies in psychotherapy, diversity and inclusion, assessment, consultation, and supervision.
An important part of our training model is the mentoring that students receive. Each student is paired with a faculty mentor, who guides their research and assists with their development through the program. Therefore, shared research interests between students and their faculty mentors is foundational to success in the program.
Research interests: Identity development, Vocational psychology
Research interests: Aggression, Bullying, Callous-unemotional traits, Developmental psychopathology
- Fred Borgen
- Douglas Epperson
- Lisa Larson
- Norm Scott
- Don Zytowski
- Meifen Wei
Funding: The Psychology department is committed to funding our graduate students. Students receive a monthly stipend, tuition remission, and health insurance as a part of their Graduate Assistantships. More information about funding can be found here.
Application Process: Applications for the Counseling Psychology program are due December 1. After initial review of applications, we typically conduct phone interviews in early January. A select group of applicants is then invited for on-campus interviews which are typically held in early February. First round of offers typically go out by the beginning of March. All decisions for admission are usually completed by April 15. More information about graduate admissions to the Psychology department can be found on the department’s admissions page. Please note that Affiliate Faculty do not admit doctoral students into the Counseling Psychology area.
Accreditation: The Counseling Psychology Program was originally accredited by APA in 1973. We received our most recent reaccreditation in 2018. (Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 / Phone: (202) 336-5979 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation.)
Contact: For more information about the Counseling Program, please contact the Program Director: Dr. Loreto Prieto, (515) 294-2455, email@example.com