Cognates/Major Areas of Focus

A cognate--an area of specialization in a degree program--offers you the opportunity to develop expertise in an area relevant to your future professional practice. Counseling psychology doctoral students must complete one 24-hour cognate in psychology or two 15-hour cognates, at least one of which must be in their field of psychology.

The most commonly chosen cognates include:

Anthropology
Consultation
Couples and family counseling
Diversity in counseling psychology
Educational psychology
Gerontology
Health psychology
Neuropsychology
Psychology
Psychology assessment
Rehabilitation counseling
Research methodology
School counseling
School psychology
Social psychology
Social justice
Vocational psychology
Wellness management