Counselor Education and Supervision Doctorate (Ph.D.)
The Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision prepares graduates for professional leadership roles in counselor education, supervision, advanced counseling practice, and research. The doctoral program is designed for those who aspire to careers in counselor education at colleges and universities; teaching, counseling, and supervision at community colleges; director of counseling programs in P-12 programs; consultation to community agencies, business/industry, and/or state departments; counseling and supervisory positions in student development; and/or, mental health private practice counseling. Graduates will complete the program with the coursework to apply for a mental health counseling license.
The program requires a minimum of 96 hours post baccalaureate and includes coursework in counseling, supervision, teaching, leadership, and research, culminating in a dissertation that is a unique contribution to the field. Students develop an area of focus of 6 hours of courses outside of the department planned with concurrence of the committee. The program includes a minimum of 12 hours of dissertation research.
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The Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral program received an eight-year re-accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the official organization that accredits graduate programs that prepare counseling professionals – counselors, counseling supervisors, and counselor educators. The CACREP accreditation represents the gold standard in counselor education. To be accredited by CACREP programs engage in a rigorous evaluation standards-based process.