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Ph.D. in Counselor Education


The doctoral program in counselor education is located in the Department of Leadership and Counselor Education in the NCATE-accredited School of Education. The program's academic and experiential requirements meet the accreditation requirements of the Council for the Accreditation of Counselor and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 96

Goals/Mission Statement

The Ph.D. in counselor education prepares a graduate to become a counselor educator.

Course Requirements

Requirements include completion of the coursework and/or supervised experiences in each of the following core areas.

Counseling Core 22 Credits
Coun 730: Advanced Multicultural Counseling and Advocacy 3 credits
Coun 740: Advanced Career Theory and Practice 3 credits
Coun 784: Advanced Counseling Theory 3 credits
Coun 764: Advanced Assessment, Diagnosis, & Treatment Planning 3 credits
Coun 787: Professional Identity and Ethics in Counselor Education 3 credits
Coun 794: Advanced Group Counseling 3 credits
Supervised Experience
Coun 793: Doctoral Practicum – Clinical Practice 1 credit
Coun 795: Doctoral Internship 1 – Clinical Practice 3 credits
Counselor Education & Supervision Core 21 Credits
Edhe 662: College Teaching 3 credits
Coun 753: Supervision 3 credits
Coun 754: Advanced Supervision 3 credits
Coun 760: Leadership, Program Evaluation, and Accreditation 3 credits
Coun 798: Transitioning into the Counselor Education Professoriate 3 credits
Supervised Experience
Coun 795: Doctoral Internship 2a: Teaching 1 1 credit
Coun 795: Doctoral Internship 2b: Teaching 2 1 credit
Coun 795: Doctoral Internship 2c: Teaching 3 1 credit
Coun 795: Doctoral Internship 3 – Supervision 3 credits
Research Core 30-36 credits
Edrs 601: Educational Statistics I 3 credits [conditional]
Edrs 605: Introduction to Educational Research 3 credits [conditional]
Edrs 701: Educational Statistics II 3 credits
Coun 750: Research and Publication 3 credits
Edrs 704: Foundations of Qualitative Research Methodology 3 credits
Edrs 705: Advanced Quantitative Research Methods OR Edrs 706: Applied Qualitative Research Methods 3 credits
Coun 797: Dissertation Research 18 credits
Specialization Core 6-9 credits
Specialization Course Work Electives 6-9 credits
Selection of Courses for Teaching Internship integrated above

Other Academic Requirements

Students must complete a comprehensive examination, a dissertation prospectus, and prepare and defend a dissertation.

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