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Brigham Young University

Department of Counseling Psychology and Special Education

Provo, UT

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Overview

Department of Counseling Psychology and Special Education / Department of Counseling Psychology and Special Education is located in Provo, UT, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Counseling psychology
Master of Science (MS) Special education
Specialist in Education (Ed S) School psychology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 7
Other Advanced Degrees 14

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Other Advanced Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

91
Applied
27
Accepted
27
Enrolled
30%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Recommendation letters, transcripts, letter of intent, ecclesiastical endorsement
Doctoral Degree Requirements Recommendation letters, transcripts, letter of intent, ecclesiastical endorsement
Additional Entrance Requirements Recommendation letters, transcripts, letter of intent, ecclesiastical endorsement

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 85
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

83
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.02%
Black or African American 1.2%
White or Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.41%
Asian 7.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3.61%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (22%)
Female (77%)

Faculty

27
Total faculty
Full-time - 16
Part-time - 11
Male (15)
Female (12)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Family relationships as the basis of social and individual well-being; school-based literacy interventions for children's academic and social emotional well being; positive behavior support and social-emotional learning interventions in public schools; culture-appropriate interventions and counseling/psychotherapy process and outcome; using explicit instruction and technology, including video modeling, augmented reality, and virtual reality, to teach academic content to individuals with disabilities
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 340 McKay Building
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT  84602
United States
Contact Dr. Ellie Young
Department Chair
Email: ellie_young@byu.edu
Phone: 801-422-1593

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