Counseling and Supervision Doctoral Program
The application date is January 15. The program will give preference to applications received by that date. The committee conducts screening interviews in late February and early March.
- Completion of an advanced degree (M.A., M.S. or Ed.S) from an entry-level counselor education program.
- Completion of 60 credit hours of graduate counseling coursework necessary for licensure as a professional counselor.
- Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate programs attended.
- Satisfactory scores on the general portion of the Graduate Record Examination (previous GRE scores may be accepted).
- Resume of counseling-related training, work experiences, and scholarship.
- Three letters of recommendation from professionals familiar with the applicant's academic work or relevant professional experiences.
- Professional writing sample, such as publication, academic paper, program report or case conceptualization.
- Personal statement describing life experiences, reflections, professional goals and scholarly interests in the counseling field.
- Personal interview and screening session with the program committee.
- As a part of the final admissions process, applicants complete a criminal history check.
The Ph.D. in Counseling is a program committed to training master counselors, supervisors, educators, administrators, and scholars with expertise in the theory, research and practice of counseling. Our mission is to create dynamic and innovative leaders who will serve as catalysts for progress in addressing the tremendous counseling needs of individuals, families, institutions, and communities.
The students, faculty and staff members of this program vary in age, class, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, and physical abilities. Putting our principles into practice, these diverse individuals create a learning community in which students thrive personally, grow professionally and share a common commitment to counseling. We challenge our students to continue their life-long journeys of exploring possibilities, refining skills and maintaining their professional vitality throughout their careers as counselors. We encourage them to support one another in the formidable task of becoming leaders who advance the counseling profession through service, research, innovation, advocacy, and training.
|Required Courses||Credit Hours|
|PSYC 605. Intermediate Inferential Statistics||3|
|PSYC 768. Couple and Family Counseling||3|
|PSYC 810. Advanced Multicultural Issues||3|
|PSYC 840. Qualitative Research Design and Analysis||3|
|PSYC 864. Processes of Psychotherapy||3|
|PSYC 866. Crisis and Emergency Services for Counselors||3|
|PSYC 852. Advanced Consultation and Supervision||3|
|PSYC 878. Doctoral Practicum||12|
|PSYC 881. Issues and Techniques in Research and Evaluation||3|
|PSYC 890. Predoctoral Internship||3|
|PSYC 895. Practicum in College Teaching||3|
|PSYC 900. Doctoral Dissertation||6|
All students must complete a scholarly dissertation. In addition, students completing the doctoral dissertation will be required to pay an additional fee (approximately $55.00) for the electronic presentation of their research.