Ph.D. (Counseling Psychology)


The Ph.D. Program in Counseling Psychology at Assumption University of Thailand endeavors to educate and train competent practitioners of counseling psychology who will deliver high-quality human services.


This program seeks to prepare highly skilled, caring practitioners, capable of providing psychological services to all, and commit to continuing education, further research, and training.


This is necessary in preparing practitioners within and beyond the fundamental framework of counseling that acknowledges and respects cultural diversity, as it affects the professional relationship between the client and counseling psychologist.

Admission Requirements

  • Master's degree in counseling psychology, psychology or any related discipline from an accredited university with a GPA not less than 3.25. Related life or work experience is a plus.

  • TOEFL score of at least 575 (paper-based)/213 (computer-based) or an IELTS score of at least 6.5. Submission of the original or certified copy of the TOEFL or IELTS scores is required and will be confirmed for authenticity

Graduation Requirements

Assumption University confers the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology upon a student who meets all the following requirements:

  • Have completed a total number of 63 credits for the program

  • Have obtained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00

  • Have obtained the TOEFL score of at least 575 PBT, 213 CBT, 79 IBT or IELTS score of at least 6.5 or passed an equivalent test approved by the Graduate School of Psychology

  • Have passed the qualifying examination to proceed to the dissertation phase of the program.

  • Have proposed the dissertation and passed the final oral dissertation defense evaluated by a committee appointed by the University. The final oral defense is open to the public.

  • Have the dissertation/part of the dissertation published or have obtained an acceptance for its publication in a nation or international journal

  • Have completed the Professional Development Experience (PDE) of 60 hours

  • Have completed the Pre-doctoral Internship of 1,000 hours

  • Have obtained library and financial clearance from the University

  • Have maintained high moral and ethical standards of behavior and discipline

Program Duration

3-year program

Venue & Class Hours

Huamak Campus

Ramkhamhaeng 24 Road

  • Mon-Fri 06:30 - 09:30 P.M.

  • Sat 09:00 - 12:00 A.M. or

  • 01:00 - 04:00 P.M.

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Office of Graduate Studies, Assumption University
Hua Mak Campus, Assumption Building (A Building) Bangkok 10240 Thailand

Tel. (662) 3004543-62 Ext.1360-61 | Fax. (662) 7191521 | E-mail:

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