Counselor Education and Supervision Ph.D.
All students must meet the Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree
The Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision prepares counseling professionals to enhance their careers in leadership, advocacy, research and scholarship, and the education and supervision of counselors. The program is distinguished by a commitment to develop critically conscious scholar-activists in the counseling profession. Graduates are prepared for careers as: instructors of counseling in higher education settings, leadership positions and supervisors in community agencies or schools, counselors in student support programs, counseling centers in higher education settings, community settings, and/or practitioners in private counseling practice and consultation.
Graduates of this program will demonstrate an understanding of the intersectionality of diverse social, economic, and cultural factors impacting the mental health and wellbeing of global communities and the subsequent implications these factors have for the training and practice of professional counselors, counselor educators, and clinical supervisors.
The 75-credit hour program is designed for students who have completed a master’s degree in counseling or counseling-related fields. The program is designed to be completed full-time in 4 years or part-time in 6 years through face-to-face coursework and internship experiences. The program utilizes a cohort model to curate a community where students support and learn from each other.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO GRADUATE STUDIES FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
To be admitted, applicants must have (a) a Master’s degree in counseling or a related field (e.g., clinical social work, clinical or school psychology); (b) 3 letters of recommendation indicating academic aptitude, clinical counseling aptitude and experience, and potential for leadership and research; (c) a personal statement with a clear articulation of career goals related to counselor education and supervision and commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion.
Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an interview. The interview is critical in the application process. Faculty will be looking for evidence of candidates’ self-awareness, awareness of social and cultural issues, ability to communicate with others, and interest and commitment to the counselor education and supervision profession.
Preference will be given to applicants with certification from the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), state-licensed professional counselors (LCMHC, LPC), and/or licensed/certified school counselors.
MINIMUM DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
75 Credit Hour Curriculum, including:
|Counselor Education & Supervision Core (15 credits)|
|CNSL 7040||Diversity Equity in Cou Ed||3|
|CNSL 7050||Leadership in Counselor Ed||3|
|CNSL 7060||Counseling Theory & Research||3|
|CNSL 7200||Advanced Group and Supervision||3|
|CNSL 7210||Clinical Sup Theory & Practice||3|
|Teacher Preparation Core (6 credits)|
|EDHI 6850||Seminar in Higher Education||3|
|EDHI 6990||Special Topics (Antiracist Teaching)||3|
|Research Core (6 credits)|
|EDRM 6110||Qualitative Research I||3|
|EDRM 6210||Quantitative Research I||3|
|Additional Research Courses (6 credits)|
|Students select 2 6000-level EDRM courses in consultation with advisor|
|Doctoral Practicum and Internship Core (9 credits)|
|CNSL 7800||Doctoral Counseling Practicum||3|
|CNSL 7991||Doctoral Internship||3|
|Professional Preparation (7 credits)|
|CNSL 7010||Doctoral Sem Current Topics||1|
|CNSL 7020||Professional Writing||1|
|CNSL 7100||Professional Identity CounseEd||1|
|CNSL 7110||Pathway to the Professoriate||1|
|EDLP 7090||Dissertation Writing Seminar||3|
|Electives (5 credits)|
|Dissertation Research (21 credits)|
|CNSL 7491||Doctoral Dissertation Research|
Full-time students will complete the comprehensive examination by the end of their 3rd year. Part-time students will complete the comprehensive examination by the end of their 5th year.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADVANCEMENT TO CANDIDACY FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Completion of core areas of program of study, successful passing of the comprehensive examination, and successful dissertation proposal