Counseling (Ph.D.)

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Program Requirements

Complete the following requirements for a minimum of 66 credits.

Core Courses
COUN 808Advanced Practicum3
COUN 810Advanced Counseling Theory and Methodology3
COUN 812Counselor Supervision3
COUN 814Advanced Social and Cultural Issues in Counseling3
COUN 816Clinical, Leadership and Organizational Assessment3
COUN 818Advanced Group Counseling3
COUN 820Advanced Career Counseling Techniques and Practice3
Clinical Experience and Cognate or Elective Studies
Clinical Experience
COUN 824Professional Internship I: Instructorship3
COUN 826Professional Internship II: Fieldwork3
Cognate or Elective Studies
Complete 9 credits from counseling or another relevant discipline with approval from doctoral advisory committee.9
Research Core
COUN 822Research in Counseling Seminar3
EDFD 820Qualitative Methods for Educational Research3
EDFD 821Quantitative Methods for Educational Research3
EDFD 822Advanced Methods of Quantitative Inquiry in Education3
EDFD 823Advanced Qualitative Research in Education3
Required Dissertation Courses
Dissertation Advisement can be taken for 3-12 credits and must be repeated until 15 credits are achieved:15
Dissertation Advisement
Dissertation Extension (taken each semester after COUN 900 is completed.) 1
Qualifying Portfolio/Exam/Assessment
Successfully complete the qualifying portfolio, examination or assessment requirement.
Admission to Candidacy
Following completion of pre-dissertation research courses and qualifying exam, you may be admitted to candidacy.
Dissertation Requirement
Complete a dissertation in accordance with Graduate School and doctoral program requirements.
Total Credits66

After 15 credits of COUN 900, complete 1 credit of COUN 901 each semester, as required.