Program Requirements

Program outcomes

The Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision prepares professionals as practitioners, consultants, counselor educators, supervisors, and researchers. Graduates will:

  • Demonstrate advanced expertise in the application of theories and conceptual models of counselor education, supervision, practice, and research
  • Function in the role of counselor supervisor and gatekeeper in the profession
  • Teach and evaluate graduate-level students in counselor education programs
  • Develop their identities as scholars and become producers, consumers, and evaluators of research in the field
  • Become leaders and advocates within the profession such as at their universities, places of employment, and at the local, state, national, and international levels
  • Demonstrate ethical professional dispositions
  • Obtain careers in the area in which they have been trained
  • Admit and retain a diverse student body

Program plan

Counseling (6 hours)
COUN 702 Advanced Counseling Theory
COUN 720 Contemporary Issues in Counselor Education

Supervision (6 hours)
COUN 802 Counseling Supervision Theories and Models
COUN 803 Practicum in Clinical Supervision

Teaching (3 hours)
COUN 801 Teaching and Pedagogy in Counselor Education and Supervision

Leadership and Advocacy (3 hours)
COUN 706 Leadership, Advocacy, and Social Justice in Counseling

Research and Scholarship (18 hours)
COUN 701 Advanced Psychometrics
COUN 812 Qualitative Research
COUN 830 Research and Statistics I
COUN 831 Research and Statistics II
COUN 832 Research Design
COUN 901 Prospectus Design

Practicum and Internship (9 hours)
COUN 707 Advanced Clinical Practicum
COUN 910 Internship in Counselor Education and Supervision

Dissertation (9 hours)
COUN 920 Dissertation

Electives (6 hours)

Total Degree Requirements: 60 hours

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