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PhD in Counseling and Psychological Studies - International

The Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling and Psychological Studies with an International concentration focus offered by Regent University seeks to provide graduates with the resources they need to prepare for a career positively impacting the field of psychology on an international level. Find out more about this online PhD program and its potential outcomes.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling and Psychological Studies with an International concentration

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Doctoral

Program Prerequisites:

Students wishing to apply for the Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling and Psychological Studies with an International concentration should have a master's degree in a mental health field with a minimum of a 3.5 GPA in graduate level coursework; at least one year of experience in the field of mental health is highly desired. All applicants to doctoral level programs at Regent University must have a master's degree from an accredited institution; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University's PhD in Counseling and Psychological Studies program is designed to equip graduates to influence mental health policies and contribute to research in the field. Those who choose the International concentration will have the opportunity to learn about life span, marriage, and adult relations from a multicultural perspective. Students are required to complete 150 hours of field work, which must be pre-approved by the program. Curriculum is framed by a Christian worldview and aims to give students the opportunity to affect change beyond the borders of the United States.

Learning Format:

Online

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 Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling and Psychological Studies - International:

The Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling and Psychological Studies program with an International concentration includes foundational counseling and psychology courses with the addition of courses that focus specifically on operating in an international setting. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses (51 credits)

  • Research Methods in Psychological Sciences I
  • Qualitative Research Methodology
  • Marriage & Relationship Counseling
  • Cross-Cultural Supervision I
  • Addictive Behaviors
  • Indigenous Mental Health Care I
  • Field Experience
  • Grant Writing & Dissertation Proposal
  • Dissertation I
  • Dissertation II
  • Dissertation III
  • Statistics
  • Appraisal & Psychometrics
  • Introduction & Leadership
  • Disaster Trauma & Psychological First Aid
  • Supervision
  • Indigenous Mental Health Care II
  • Capstone: Psychological Sciences & Christian Thought
  • Information Research & Resources

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of this PhD in Counseling and Psychological Studies program with an International concentration could be prepared to pursue careers that promote psychological health and wellbeing. These career options could include working as practitioners in the field or in academic settings, teaching others and contributing to research.

Possible careers include:

  • University faculty
  • Multicultural mental health services executive
  • International guidance director
  • Nonprofit administrator
  • Missions executive

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