Florida State’s combined doctoral program in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for practice as a health service psychologist. Graduates from our counseling psychology program go on to work in a variety of settings. Furthermore, our students contribute to the advancement of the profession through research and scholarship.
Within this combined program, you’ll share a common core of experience in research and practice. As you work through the curriculum, you’ll select a concentration in counseling psychology or school psychology and have the option of dual concentration. You’ll also be eligible for licensing as a psychologist in the state of Florida upon graduation.
Regardless if you focus on counseling psychology, school psychology or both, you will receive mentorship from acclaimed faculty members. Faculty members in the program specialize in addiction, ADHD, career counseling and vocational psychology, to name a few.
The American Psychological Association (APA) accredits the 4-7 year combined doctoral program. Questions regarding the accreditation status of the combined doctoral program should be directed to the APA Commission on Accreditation:
In order to meet minimum University and departmental admission requirements, an applicant must have:
Verbal – 150 or above
Quantitative – 150 or above
Analytical – 4.0 or above
TOEFL (paper-based) – 550
TOEFL (internet-based) – 80
IELTS – 6.5
MELAB – 77
Florida State University
Office of Admissions
282 Champions Way
P.O. Box 3062400
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2400
For this program, the following documents must be uploaded to the Admissions Application Portal:
The application deadlines for this program are as follows:
See Scholarships and Aid.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for school psychologists and counselors is expected to grow 14.3% through 2026, which equates to 12,800 new jobs in the field. Educational and school psychologists across the nation earn a median salary of $76,990.
Robert L. Glueckauf
F. Donald Kelly (Professor Emeritus)
Gary W. Peterson (Professor Emeritus)
Robert C. Reardon (Professor Emeritus)
James Sampson (Professor Emeritus)
Frances Prevatt (Professor Emeritus)