Leadership And Program Evaluation

Gain the skills you need to become an effective leader in a variety of settings. In the Leadership and Program Evaluation specialization, you’ll explore the qualities inherent in effective leaders and learn strategies for leading diverse organizations through transformative change. Coursework examines the skill sets required to assess research as well as the history, theory, and approaches behind program evaluation. This specialization can prepare you to serve organizations directly as a program leader, researcher, educator, counselor, supervisor, consultant, volunteer, or board member.

Completion Requirements

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

  • 97 total quarter credits
    • Core courses (46 cr.)
    • Foundation Research Sequence (15 cr.)
    • Advanced Research course (5 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (10 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)

The majority of our students take over 2 years to complete their doctoral study or dissertation.

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will 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

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code COUN 8001 Course Foundations of Graduate Study in Counselor Education and Supervision Credits 1
Course Code COUN 8110 Course Professional Orientation, Ethics, and Identity Credits 5
Course Code COUN 8115 Course Advanced Counseling Theories Credits 5
Course Code COUN 8120 Course Professional Consultation, Program Evaluation, and Leadership Credits 5
Course Code COUN 8125 Course Teaching in Counselor Education Credits 5
Course Code COUN 8660 Course Social Change, Leadership, and Advocacy for Counseling Professionals Credits 5
Course Code COUN 8135 Course Clinical Supervision Credits 5
Course Code COUN 8203 Course Survey Research Methods Credits 5
Course Code COUN 8146 Course Crisis Management Credits 5
Course Code COUN 8551 Course Preparing for Dissertation Credits 5

Foundation Research Sequence

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code RSCH 8110S Course Research Theory, Design, and Methods Credits 5
Course Code RSCH 8210S Course Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Credits 5
Course Code RSCH 8310S Course Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Credits 5

Advanced Research Course

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.
Course Code Course Credits
Course Code RSCH 8261S Course Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Credits 5
Course Code RSCH 8361S Course Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Credits 5
Course Code RSCH 8461S Course Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis Credits 5

Specialization Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code COUN 8111 Course Leadership and Organizational Change Credits 5
Course Code COUN 8317 Course Program Evaluation Credits 5

Practicum

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code COUN 8890 Course Counseling Doctoral Practicum Credits 3

Internship

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code COUN 8995 Course Counseling Doctoral Internship I Credits 3
Course Code COUN 8996 Course Counseling Doctoral Internship II Credits 3

Doctoral Writing Assessment

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code DRWA 8000G Course Doctoral Writing Assessment Credits 0

Dissertation

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code COUN 8560 Course Dissertation Credits 12

*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, applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or a US territory at time of admission and currently reside in the United States or a US 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.

Man researching online education on laptop

Request Information

Request Information

Please use our International Form if you live outside of the the U.S.
Please use our Domestic Form if you live in the U.S.
*Required Field
Academic Interests
Required
Required
Contact Information
Required
Required
Invalid email address
Please provide a valid phone number
Required
Required
Please provide a valid zipcode
Required
Required
United States
Additional Information
Submit

By submitting this form, I understand and agree that Walden University may contact me via email, text, telephone, and prerecorded message regarding furthering my education and that calls may be generated using automated technology. You may opt out at any time. Please view our privacy policy or contact us for more details.