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
The Ph.D. in counselor education prepares a graduate to become a counselor educator.
Requirements include completion of the coursework and/or supervised experiences in each of the following core areas.
|Counseling Core||24 credits|
|Coun 655 - Topics in Counseling||3|
|Coun 722 - Advanced Multicultural Counseling and Advocacy||4-6|
|Coun 721 - Advanced Counseling Theory||3|
|Coun 727 - Advanced Assessment and Evaluation||3|
|Coun 720 - Professional Identity and Ethics in Counselor Education||3|
|Coun 723 - Supervision||3|
|Coun 732 - Advanced Topics in Counselor Education||3|
|EDHE 762 - College Teaching||3|
|Clinical Core||5-7 credits|
|Coun 765 - Doctoral Practicum - Clinical Practice||1|
|Coun 795 - Doctoral Internship 1 - Clinical Practice||4-6|
|Research Core||15 credits + Dissertation|
|Edrs 601 - Educational Statistics I||3|
|Edrs 605 - Introduction to Educational Research||3|
|Coun 724 - Research and Publication||3|
|Edrs 701 - Educational Statistics II||3|
|Edrs 704 - Foundations of Qualitative Research Methodology||3|
|Edrs 705 - Advanced Quatitative Research Methods or Edrs 706 - Applied Qualitative Research Methods||3|
|Coun 797 - Dissertation Research||18|
|Specialization Core||6-9 credits|
|Specialization Coursework||6-9 credits|
|Selection of Courses for Teaching Internship||integrated above|
|Selection of Research Topics||integrated above|
Other Academic Requirements
Students must complete a comprehensive examination, a dissertation prospectus, and prepare and defend a dissertation.