Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision

Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision

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The Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies at Liberty University considers it an honor and privilege to prepare students to contribute as leaders in the field of counseling as ethical and effective advanced clinical practitioners, supervisors, scholars, researchers and advocates. The Department is devoted to rooting and grounding the leadership training it provides in a biblical worldview, promoting consilience in its emphasis on integrating diverse areas of knowledge, skills, and practice in the development of professionals who devote themselves to excellence in their domain of calling.

The Ph.D. requires completion of a minimum of 66 hours of post-master, Ph.D. level coursework including core courses and electives, Qualifying Examination, Practicum, Internship, and Dissertation research.

Courses in the Ph.D. Program are delivered in an online format each consisting of online participation and a week of on-campus instruction.


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Quick Facts


Credit Hours

  • 66 total hours
  • Up to 15 credit hours can be transferred in


  • A 6 credit hour internship is a required part of the Ph.D. in Counseling program.


  • A 6 credit hour dissertation is a required part of the Ph.D. in Counseling program.

Potential Career Placement

Graduates find employment in agencies, businesses, churches, schools, colleges and universities as

  • Advanced Clinicians
  • Program Directors, Managers, and Developers
  • Supervisors
  • Faculty Members
  • Administrators
  • Researchers
  • Consultants

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