Counseling and Counselor Education, Ph.D.
The Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education requires 82-88 credit hours beyond the master’s degree. Because master’s-level preparation programs vary, the doctoral program requirements are cumulative from the baccalaureate degree for entering Ph.D. students who have completed a master’s degree program at another institution. The doctoral program focuses on developing professional competencies of the student through advanced study of theory and practice of counseling as it relates to research, the behavioral sciences, teaching, and clinical supervision.
For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.
In addition to the application materials required by The Graduate School, doctoral applicants are required to have graduated from a master’s program in counseling or acceptable equivalent that is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. They also may present evidence of an appropriate degree from a regional accredited university. (CACREP requirements for a master’s program are needed; if missing, these are prerequisites for admission.)
Applicants to all graduate counseling programs should have vocational goals compatible with the selected program and subspecialty. Program standards are competitive and not all applicants may be admitted. Preference is given to students desiring full-time study.
Degree Program Requirements
Required: 82-88 credit hours
|Professional Core (19 credits)|
|CED 756A||Advanced Counseling Theory and Research||2|
|CED 756B||Advanced Counseling Theory and Research||2|
|CED 760A||Consultation in Counseling and Counselor Education||2|
|CED 760B||Leadership in Counseling and Counselor Education||2|
|CED 777A (COURSE INACTIVE)||2|
|CED 777C||Seminar in Counseling||3|
|CED 781A||Clinical Supervision||3|
|Select an elective CED (3 credits) course||3|
|Cognate (12 credits)|
|Select 12 credits under advisement||12|
|Supervised Practica and Internships (15 credits) *|
|CED 779||Advanced Counseling Practicum||3|
|CED 757||Internship in University Teaching in Counseling||3|
|CED 780A||Advanced Counseling Internship||6|
|CED 781B||Clinical Supervision||3|
|Research Techniques (24 credits)|
|CED 720A||Research Apprenticeship||3|
|CED 720B||Research Apprenticeship||3|
|CED 740||Research Practicum in Counseling||3|
|CED 777B||Seminar in Counseling||3|
|CED 777D||Seminar in Counseling||3|
|Select an ERM or STA sequence (9 credits minimum)||9|
|Dissertation (12 credits)|
|Total Credit Hours||82|
Note: Students who enter the doctoral program directly from their master's program will be required to complete an additional semester of internship CED 780B Advanced Counseling Internship.
Students may enroll in additional semesters of teaching (CED 757 Internship in University Teaching in Counseling ) and supervision (CED 781C Clinical Supervision and CED 781D Clinical Supervision ), assuming successful experience in prior semesters.
Requires consultation with major advisor concerning format and dates of this examination.