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 — 64 hours minimum

  • This is a post-Master’s degree program, requiring a Master’s from a CACREP accredited program.
  • Practica are completed in these professional practice areas: Teaching, Clinical Supervision, Advanced Clinical Counseling, and Research.
  • Internship (600 hrs.) incorporates programmatic and student professional goals.
  • Program requirements include dissertation and a comprehensive exam (Doctoral Portfolio).
  • Program requires engagement in professional leadership and advocacy that integrates social justice, diversity and equity.
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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 in your application to the Graduate School:

  • All official transcripts
  • 3 reference forms
  • GRE scores (this requirement  is being waived for fall 2022 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


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Information for Current Students


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