Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision

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  • Academic title
    Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Course description
    Counselor Education and Supervision Ph.D.
    This program prepares an individual for employment as a counselor educator and supervisor for colleges and universities offering training in school counseling, community counseling, marriage and family counseling/therapy, counseling with children and adolescents, and gerontology. Graduates are also qualified for licensure as professional counselors, and may be employed in such sites as community agencies, schools, counseling centers, employee assistance programs, and private practice.

    Application must be complete and on file in the Applied Psychology and Counselor Education Office by January 1, with decisions announced by the first week of April.
    •  Total score of 1000 for the Verbal and Quantitative subtests of the GRE, and a minimum score of 3.5 on the Analytical Writing subtest is recommended.
    •  A master's degree in counseling or a related area is required.
    •  Three letters of recommendation are required from individuals who are familiar with the student’s academic and clinical skills.
    • GPA of 3.25 in the last completed degree is desired.
    •  Written statement must be completed regarding the relationship of the doctoral program to the future career goals of the applicant.
    Attendance at a pre-admission workshop is required for the admission process to be completed. Admission decisions are based on the professional judgment of the Counselor Education faculty, considering the above data, including personal characteristics and interpersonal communications style as assessed in the pre-admission workshop. Applications are evaluated on a competitive basis for a limited number of positions.

    Required of All Counselor Education and Supervision Ph.D. Students
    Entering doctoral students should have completed graduate courses in the following areas:
    •  Abnormal Psychology
    •  Career Counseling and Theory
    •  Counseling Theories
    •  Developmental Psychology
    •  Family Systems
    •  Group Counseling/Guidance
    •  Learning Theory
    •  Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling
    •  Personality Theories
    •  Substance Abuse
    •  Testing: Analysis and Interpretation
    •  Tests and Measurement
    Students who have not completed coursework in these areas must complete these courses as deficiency coursework not to be counted toward the hours required for the degree.

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