The doctoral program in Counselor Education is designed to provide advanced–level preparation for counselors in various mental health and school settings as well as preparing counselors for the counselor education professorate in colleges and universities. Preparing counselors to work as counselor educators and supervisors is the program’s highest priority. Doctoral students pursuing this degree are expected to demonstrate:
Students are expected to involve themselves in appropriate activities of the Department, College, University and of relevant professional associations. The doctoral program in Counselor Education is not intended to meet the educational requirements of those who seek to be licensed psychologists. It assumes that applicants have or are about to complete their master’s degree in counseling or a closely related field. Persons with a master's degree in a related field may be asked to complete an additional master's degree in counseling.
All students enrolled in this doctoral program must complete the following requirements in addition to course work related to a particular specialty:
Doctoral core (30hrs.)
Scientific inquiry core (27 hrs.)
Specialization (12 hrs.)
Courses focused around a theme or particular interest approved by the student’s doctoral committee. These specializations may include, but are not limited to:
Counselor Education doctoral students are required to demonstrate professional competencies through supervised experiences. These experiences include research, teaching and counseling. All doctoral candidates must pass a comprehensive examination over doctoral course work before admission to candidacy. The doctoral committee is responsible for the development and evaluation of the doctoral comprehensive examination.
Questions regarding the doctoral program in Counselor Education? Contact::
Counselor Education Unit Director
3521 Sangren Hall