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PhD - Counselor Education and Supervision

Capella University's Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision program is designed to help counseling professionals develop management and leadership skills they can use to pursue potential career advancement opportunities. Read on for more information about this online doctoral degree program.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision

School Offering Program:

Capella University

Degree Level:

Doctoral

Program Prerequisites:

All applicants to Capella University's online Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision program should have a caring nature along with strong listening and speaking skills. A graduate degree from a CACREP-approved institution is a requirement. Applicants to Capella University's programs should have a master's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Students who participate in Capella University's online Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision program may be able to prepare for roles as researchers, educators, and leaders in the field. Capella created this program to give students a chance to promote inclusion and add valuable research to the field of counseling. They could have opportunities to conduct ethical and counselor education research while enrolled. The program covers counseling techniques and therapeutic models as well as quantitative and qualitative research methods. Program participants must put in a minimum of 600 internship hours and 100 practicum hours.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

72 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Capella University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision

Capella University requires that students of its Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision program earn 72 credits. The 20 required courses are worth either 3 or 4 credits each. Students also complete at least 2 internships for 600 hours of hands-on experience. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Capella University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses (48 credit hours)

  • Advanced Research in Human Development
  • Foundations of Advanced Social Science Research and Design
  • Quantitative Methods for Counselor Education Research
  • Advanced Qualitative Methods in Counselor Education Research
  • Advanced Study in Counselor Education Research Methods
  • Advanced Counseling Practice
  • Counselor Education Teaching and Practice
  • Counselor Supervision
  • Leadership and Advocacy in Counseling
  • PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 1
  • PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 2
  • PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 3
  • Doctoral Comprehensive Examination

The three courses listed below are 10-week online courses. Each includes specific clinical experiences. Learners must complete prerequisites and clinical experience requirements to be eligible to complete each course in the sequence:

  • Counselor Education and Supervision Practicum
  • Counselor Education and Supervision Internship 1
  • Counselor Education and Supervision Internship 2

Learners must register for CES9960 a minimum of four times to fulfill requirements:

  • Dissertation Courseroom

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Individuals who successfully complete Capella University's Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision program could be able to apply their knowledge of the counseling profession in a real-world setting. Opportunities might extend to residential treatment centers, mental health agencies, family services agencies, prisons, and hospitals. Potential career titles can be found below:

  • Adjunct counseling faculty
  • Counselor supervisor
  • Counselor educator

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