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The Ph.D in Education with a concentration in Counselor Education and Supervision is a research-oriented degree intended for individuals with master's degrees in counseling and professional experience in the field wishing to work at a more advanced level.
The College of Education & Human Development has application deadlines for Spring (November 15). Students wishing to apply for a graduate assistantship for Fall semester must apply for the Ph.D. program and the college graduate assistantship by February 1. Applications for Fall will continue to be reviewed up to July 15.
Welcome to the Ph.D. program in Counselor Education and Supervision
Our program is designed to meet the doctoral standards of the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP). The Ph.D. in Education is intended to be a three-year program and is guided by the general framework found in the Doctoral Program in Education Application Handbook. The manual provides general information about doctoral concentrations offered in the College of Education & Human Development. This page will provide you with specific information that is unique to the Counselor Education and Supervision strand, including explanations of student learning outcomes, coursework, course rotation, and exit criteria.
Again, we welcome you. Please do not hesitate to contact me or any of the other faculty members within the program with any additional questions. I look forward to talking with you!
Counselor Education and Supervision Doctoral Program Coordinator
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The Ph.D in Education with a concentration in Counselor Education and Supervision is a research-oriented degree intended for individuals with master's degrees in counseling and professional experience in the field wishing to work at a more advanced level. Most of the doctoral students in this concentration are preparing for the professional ranks of higher education or to assume positions of leadership in schools and agencies. Our program strives to prepare talented and engaged students who have a diverse counseling background and professional experiences and are committed to teaching, research, leadership, clinical supervision, advocacy, and multiculturalism in counseling.
The strengths of the program lie in the deep level of preparation in research and statistics, CACREP-aligned coursework in the content area, opportunities for supervised teaching and clinical supervision experiences, and unique collaboration experiences. The program requires 72 credit hours beyond a CACREP-accredited master's in counseling.
Examples of jobs through which students who graduate from the program may continue their careers include the following:
- Counselor education assistant professors working in teaching and research institutions
- Agency directors and assistant directors
- School counseling leadership roles