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PhD in Counseling and Psychological Studies

This Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies from Regent University offers professionals a chance to further their careers in counseling, research, and Christian ministry. Get more information on the program here.

Official Program Name:

Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

For this Ph.D. program, Regent University considers candidates with at least a year of mental health experience under their belts highly desirable. All applicants will also need to have a master's degree in a field related to mental health from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants to Regent University should have a high school diploma or the equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies program at Regent University offers a terminal degree in mental health. Topics covered include psychometrics, statistics, data analysis, research, and Christian leadership. Students can opt for a concentration that fits their goals the best. There are 11 concentrations in all, including Addictions Counseling, Human Services for Student Affairs, Life Coaching, Trauma & Crisis Counseling, and Marriage & Family Ministry.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

51 credits

Financial Aid:

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

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for the Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies program:

The Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling & Psychological Studies is made up of 51 credit hours. Some of these credits are traditional classwork, while others ask students to complete fieldwork, dissertations, and co-curricular activities. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (51 credits)

  • Research Methods In Psychological Sciences I
  • Qualitative Research Methodology
  • Addictive Behaviors
  • Indigenous Mental Health Care I
  • Grant Writing & Dissertation Proposal
  • Dissertation I
  • Dissertation II
  • Dissertation III
  • Statistics
  • Appraisal & Psychometrics
  • Introduction & Leadership
  • Disaster Trauma & Psychological First Aid
  • Supervision
  • Capstone: Psychological Sciences & Christian Thought
  • Information Research and Resources

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Students who complete the Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies degree program may have the counseling, research, and data analysis skills necessary to further their careers in the mental health field.

There is a wide range of potential paths graduates might take, including:

  • Experimental psychologist
  • Guidance director
  • Researcher/writer
  • University faculty/leadership