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.
| Required Degree
||A master’s degree in counseling or in a related mental health field requiring a minimum of 60 semester credit hours equivalent to the master’s degree requirements of the UTSA Counseling program and/or Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Preference will be given to graduates of CACREP accredited master’s programs.
| Other Degree Requirements
||Students with fewer than 60 semester credit hours may be considered for admission to the program with conditional status, pending completion of the deficient hours and satisfactory completion of courses fulfilling CACREP core course requirements.
| General University Requirements
||Must meet university wide requirements.
||A completed a Graduate School application.
||Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
| Resume or Curriculum Vitae
||Professional résumé listing prior experiences in the field of counseling.
| Letters of Recommendation
||Three letters of recommendation 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
||A written personal statement/essay describing research interests and purpose for pursuing the Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision.
| Test Scores
||General GRE, not older than five years.
| Evaluation of Foreign Credentials
All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America.
| International Applicants
||Must meet international graduate student admission requirements
- IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
- TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
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).
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.
Course Scheduling and Offerings
- The program is full-time and courses are taken one or two days a week.
- This program is housed on the UTSA Downtown Campus