Counseling and Supervision - Ph.D.
The Ph.D. program in Counseling and Supervision seeks to prepare and enhance students’ capacity for skill development and critical thinking as they go on to become clinicians, supervisors, educators, advocates, scholars, leaders, and program evaluators within the counseling profession. Faculty emphasize a dynamic and collaborative learning environment, leading students to actualize their potential through an infusion of scholarship and real-world problem solving.
The degree consists of a minimum of 48 credit hours with experiential components, including a 100-hour clinical practicum, 600-hour internship, and dissertation research. Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Students seeking admission to the Exceptional Learning Ph.D. program are evaluated based on multifaceted criterion that can include the following:
- GPA: a 3.5 grade point average (GPA) from an accredited Master's level program in counseling or closely related program.
- Letters of Recommendation: three acceptable letters of recommendation for graduate study from either former faculty members or other persons with adequate knowledge of the applicant's professional qualities and/or potential for success in a Ph.D. program (faculty review committee reserves the right to determine suitability of the letters).
- GRE: scores on the General Record Exam (GRE) of 146 on verbal reasoning, 140 on quantitative reasoning, and a 4.0 on analytical writing. NOTE: GRE is waived for 2022.
- Interview: successful interview with the faculty review committee with a focus on dis-positional congruence, personal intent, and professional aspirations.
International students are required to demonstrate competency in spoken and written English by taking appropriate standardized tests. See accepted standardized tests and minimum required scores »