Advanced Research Methods Specialization - Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision

Advanced Research Methods

Gain deeper insight into the methodologies used in counseling and counselor education research with a specialization in Advanced Research Methods. Develop critical competencies in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods approaches used in social science research. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills by developing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research plans. This specialization can prepare you to serve as a methodologist and conduct research as a counselor educator or supervisor.

Completion Requirements

For students who are licensed professional counselors with a master’s degree in counseling or who have graduated from a CACREP-accredited program:*

  • 91 total quarter credits
    • Core courses (46 cr.)
    • Foundation Research Sequence (12 cr.)
    • Advanced Research course (4 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (8 cr.)
    • Practicum (3 cr.)
    • Internship (6 cr.)
    • Dissertation (12 cr.)
  • Professional Development Plan (included in COUN 8001)
  • Minimum 11 quarters enrollment
  • 20 days of residency (one 4-day and two 8-day residencies)

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Core Courses

Foundation Research Sequence

Advanced Research and Specialization Courses

Complete one of the following three courses to complete the Foundation Research Sequence requirement. Then complete the remaining two advanced research courses to complete the specialization requirement.

Practicum

Internship

Dissertation

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*Learn more about completion requirements for students who are not licensed professional counselors with a master’s degree in counseling or who have not graduated from a CACREP-accredited master’s program.

Due to the practicum requirements of this program, the applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or a U.S. territory at time of admission and must reside in the United States or a U.S. territory at time of admission to be eligible for this program. United States military personnel stationed abroad should contact an enrollment advisor to determine eligibility.


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