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PhD in Counseling and Psychological Studies - Human Services/Student Affairs

Mental health professionals interested in helping generations of students succeed might want to take a look at this Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - Human Services for Student Affairs program. See more about this Regent University Ph.D. here.

Official Program Name:

Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - Human Services for Student Affairs

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Regent University prefers candidates who have at least a year of professional experience working in the mental health field. Applicants should also have a master's degree in a field related to mental health from an accredited institution. Applicants to Regent University should have a high school diploma or the equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

This Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling & Psychological Studies - Human Services for Student Affairs degree from Regent University offers students the chance to influence future generations of students through its curriculum that emphasizes leadership, fosters healthy learning environments, and hones supervision and administration skills. Students in this program are offered coursework in the role of the Christian college in society, historical and legal backgrounds in higher education, and psychometric assessments. A dissertation solidifies and demonstrates the learning students have done.

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.

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Required Courses for the Ph.D. in Counseling and Psychological Studies with a Concentration in Human Services for Student Affairs program:

Regent built this Ph.D. program with 51 relevant credit hours that are divided between conventional classroom study, a dissertation project, and a capstone course. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (51 credits)

  • Information Research and Resources
  • Introduction & Leadership
  • Supervision
  • Qualitative Research Methodology
  • Addictive Behaviors
  • Research Methods In Psychological Sciences I
  • Indigenous Mental Health Care I
  • Statistics
  • Disaster Trauma & Psychological First Aid
  • Appraisal & Psychometrics
  • Role and Mission of the Christian College
  • The Law & Governance of Higher Education
  • Grant Writing & Dissertation Proposal
  • Student Services Administration
  • Dissertation Research I
  • Dissertation Research II
  • Dissertation Research III
  • The College and the Student
  • Capstone: Psychological Sciences & Christian Thought

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Successfully completing the Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - Human Services for Student Affairs program may give graduates the student administration, counseling, and leadership skills required to work at colleges, universities, and other schools.

Some potential positions for graduates from this program include:

  • Academic guidance director
  • Dean of students
  • Chief student affairs officer
  • Student services program director