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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.

Fall Application Deadline

December 15th of the previous year.

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 Manual. The manual provides general information about doctoral concentrations offered in the College of Education. 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.

The application deadline for Fall is December 15. Please view the Ph.D. Admissions requirements for information on how to apply. We are also taking applications for graduate assistantships.

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!

Sincerely,
Brenda Freeman
Counselor Education and Supervision Doctoral Program Coordinator
brendafreeman@unr.edu
(775) 682-9353

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Program Overview

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

Program Information

Looking for a Graduate Assistantship?

The College of Education & Human Development has a limited number of Graduate Assistantships for full-time students admitted to masters or doctoral programs.

Graduate Assistantship

Program Faculty

Counseling and Educational Psychology
Walter Brediger
Walter Brediger, III
Administrative Assistant III
(775) 682-5517
WRB 3045
1421
Counseling and Educational Psychology
Ken Coll
Ken Coll, Ph.D.
Professor of Counseling
(775) 682-7873
WRB 3039
1421
Counseling and Educational Psychology
Kristina DePue
Kristina DePue, Ph.D., NCC
Associate Professor of Counseling
(775) 682-5509
WRB 4057
1421
Counseling and Educational Psychology
Brenda Freeman
Brenda Freeman, Ph.D.
Professor of Counselor Education
(775) 682-9353
WRB 3019
1421
Counseling and Educational Psychology
Megan Little
Megan Little, PhD, LPC
Downing Counseling Clinic Director, Faculty Counseling and Educational Psychology
(775) 682-5516
WRB 3044
1421
Counseling and Educational Psychology
Tricia Woodliff
Tricia Woodliff, Ph.D., CPC, NCC
Assistant Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology
(775) 682-5502
WRB 3032
1421