Counselor Education Ph.D.

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Our degree prepares you for a career in counselor education, mental health, and school counseling. Graduates typically are employed in Counselor Education, Mental Health, Rehabilitation, and School Counseling positions. You will complete practica in advanced counseling, research, supervision, and teaching.  You will also have an internship with both educational and professional goals.

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Degree Overview

Coursework — 61 hours minimum

  • A post-Master’s degree program and total credit hours may be higher for students who do not meet the entry level degree requirements.
  • Practica in areas of advanced counseling, teaching, and supervision.
  • Internship that incorporates programmatic and student professional goals.
  • Program requirements include dissertation and portfolio.
  • Comprehensive Exam
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  • Earned master’s degree from a CACREP accredited counseling program or equivalent by the start of the Ph.D. program

Application Deadline

February 1 (for a Fall Semester start)

Application Requirements

For the admission process, you will need to provide the following:

  • All official transcripts
  • 3 reference forms
  • GRE scores (this requirement  is being waived for fall 2021 applicants)
  • TOEFL report (for international students)
  • Statement of intent
  • Curriculum vita
  • Interviews are required
  • Graduate School application and fee
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The doctoral program in Counselor Education is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

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Cost & Financial Support


Tuition & Cost

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Information for Current Students


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