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Ph.D. Candidacy Exam

Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral students demonstrate mastery of the following competency areas prior to embarking on dissertation research:

  • Teaching
  • Supervision
  • Counseling
  • Scholarship
  • Leadership and Professional Involvement


Demonstration of these competencies is accomplished through portfolio components required in the Candidacy Examination.

For more information, please consult the Candidacy Examination Manual.


The policies and procedures described in the 2019-2020 Candidacy Exam Manual supersede those described in previous Manuals and replace all other communications on issues addressed herein. These policies and procedures apply to current and newly accepted students.