Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling (Ph.D.)
The purpose of the terminal Ph.D. in Counseling 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 63 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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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
Program Directors, Managers, and Developers
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