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Counselor Education and Supervision (Ph.D.)
Basic Degree Information/Description
The Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision is intended to prepare professionals for future careers in research, academic and clinical settings. Graduates of this program will be given the opportunity to acquire both the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills needed to work in counselor education programs and to supervise the next generation of counselor educators as they practice their own skills. Students will be expected to formulate their own philosophy and approach to the counseling education field. The need for multicultural competencies in applied clinical settings will be emphasized throughout the program.
Why pursue a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision?
- The program is CACREP Accredited.
- Faculty includes former and current presidents and journal editors of international counseling associations.
- The Ph.D. program is in Counselor Education and Supervision offers students the opportunity to learn to become professionals in future careers in research, academic and clinical settings.
Admission Requirements and Prerequisites
Admission to the program is limited and competitive. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Competitive applicants often exceed minimum requirements.
For more specific requirements, please visit the Online Graduate Catalog.
Transcripts: Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English. A 48-hour (or greater) master’s degree transcript documenting a grade point average of 3.0 or better in counseling or an approved related mental health field.
Graduate School Application: Yes
Test Scores: Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores from a recent (no more than five years old) administration of the examination
Resume: Professional Résumé listing prior experiences in the field of counseling. Documented experience in a work environment (formal positions or internships) where counseling was the primary professional emphasis (may include but not limited to one-on-one counseling, counseling for couples, psychological assessment and testing, group or community counseling).
Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of recommendation are required, attesting to the student’s academic and personal attributes for success in the program and potential for contributing substantially to a field of study related to the degree.
Statement of Purpose: Yes, a written personal statement/essay describing research interests and purpose for pursuing the Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision;
Minimum TOEFL/IELTS score (for International Applicants): International students must have a minimum score of 100 on the TOEFL Internet-based test, 600 on the TOEFL paper-based test, or 7 on the IELTS;
Additional Requirements: International students and those with international degrees may be required to submit additional documents per our admissions policies and procedures. The Graduate School reserves the right to request any additional documents needed to fairly and consistently evaluate applicant credentials.
Interview: Successful completion of a finalist interview and rank order selection by the departmental faculty.
Career Options Available for a Counselor Education and Supervision (Ph.D.) Graduate
Graduates have been hired as faculty members, work as consultants, and work in independent counseling practices.
Research taking place in the Counselor Education and Supervision (Ph.D.)
Creative interventions relative to relationship issues, grief and loss. Relational Cultural Theory, multicultural issues in counseling, behavioral health issues, brief family consultation, creative approaches to aging, on-line counseling, addictions, suicidal tendencies, crisis intervention, treatment of trauma, mentoring in the learning environment, legal and ethical issues in school counseling, injurious behaviors, rape and sexual assault.