Counseling and Supervision Doctoral Program



Application Date
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.


Admission Requirements
Minimum admissions requirements for the Ph.D. in Counseling and Supervision Program include the following:


  • 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 course work 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 and supervision 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.


Degree Requirements


The Ph.D. program in counseling and supervision requires 48 credit hours beyond the 60 credit hours necessary for admission.


Required Courses Credit Hours
PSYC 605. Intermediate Inferential Statistics 3
PSYC 810. Advanced Multicultural Issues 3
PSYC 840. Qualitative Research Design and Analysis 3
PSYC 853. Advanced Supervision in Counseling 3
PSYC 860. Advanced Counseling Theory 3
PSYC 861. Advanced Counseling Techniques 3
PSYC 862. Leadership and Advocacy in Counseling 3
PSYC 863. Counselor Education 3
PSYC 866. Crisis and Emergency Services for Counselors 3
PSYC 881. Issues and Techniques in Research and Evaluation 3
PSYC 882. Doctoral Practicum in Counseling 3
PSYC 892. Doctoral Internship in Counseling, Supervision and Teaching 6
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.