General Program Specialization - Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision

General Program

The doctoral program in Counselor Education and Supervision is designed to teach you how to evaluate the theory and practice of counseling through qualitative and quantitative research and to prepare you as an educator and leader in the profession of counseling. Doctoral students are expected to demonstrate an advanced understanding of counseling theory; advanced individual and group-counseling skills; teaching and supervision competencies; research skills; and a commitment to professional service and scholarship. Through the use of technology, experiential practice, collaboration, and a culturally and contextually relevant curriculum designed to meet the nationally recommended counseling standards, Counselor Education and Supervision students will be able to assume leadership positions in the counseling profession and be equipped to model the highest ideals and ethics of the counseling profession.

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:*

  • 93 total quarter credits
    • Core courses (46 cr.)
    • Foundation Research Sequence (12 cr.)
    • Advanced Research course (4 cr.)
    • Elective courses (10 cr.)
    • Practicum (3 cr.)
    • Internship (6 cr.)
    • Dissertation (12 cr.)
  • Professional Development Plan
  • 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.

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

Core Courses

Foundation Research Sequence

Advanced Research Course

Choose one of the following three courses to complete the Foundation Research Sequence requirement:





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Due to the practicum requirements of this program, applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or US Territories at time of admission and currently reside in the United States or US Territories at time of admission to be eligible for this program. US military personnel stationed abroad should contact their Enrollment Advisor to determine eligibility.

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