Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision

The purpose of the terminal Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision is to prepare counselors to serve as highly competent clinicians, educators, administrators, researchers, supervisors, and consultants who demonstrate the highest level of clinical competence and scholarship. Programmatic emphasis on ethical, evidence-based, and biblically grounded clinical practice offers an innovative approach to understanding the experience and behavior of persons in an increasingly complex society.

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. Students choose between two concentrations:
Advanced Clinical Counseling and Counselor Education and Supervision.

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


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Quick Facts

2014-2015 Tuition

  • $550 per credit hour


Credit Hours

  • 63 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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