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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

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 24 credits
Coun 720 - Professional Identify and Ethics in Counseling Theory 3
Coun 721 - Advanced Counseling Theory 3
Coun 722 - Advanced Multicultural Counseling and Advocacy 3
Coun 723 - Supervision 3
Coun 727 - Advanced Assessment and Evaluation 3
Coun 723 - Supervision 3
Coun 734 - Doctoral Seminar 3
Coun 735 - Grant Writing 3
Clinical Core 5-7 credits
Coun 765 - Doctoral Practicum - Clinical Practice 1
Coun 795 - Doctoral Internship 1 - Clinical Practice 3
Research Core 15 credits + 18 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
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. Students are also expected to complete a 100-hour internship in teaching, research, and supervision.

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