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PhD in Counseling and Psychological Studies - Research Concentration

In the Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - Research program at Regent University, mental health professionals might develop or strengthen their research, counseling, and data analysis skills. Get more info about the program here.

Official Program Name:

Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - Research

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Candidates with a minimum of one year of mental health counseling experience may be a good fit for this program. 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:

Ever wanted to be a pioneer in the field? Break ground on new research and developments in mental health? Regent University designed the Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies with a Research Concentration to help students achieve that goal. Students here will have the opportunity to take a deep dive into the science of psychology, the discipline of data collection and analysis, and the practice of assessing mental health programs. Regent tailored the curriculum to cover topics like statistics, leadership, trauma, and addictive behaviors. All of this knowledge is examined through the lens of the Christian tradition.

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 & Psychological Studies - Research program:

Real-world fieldwork, a dissertation, and traditional classroom study combine to make up the 51 required credit hours to complete this Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies. 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
  • Research Methods in Psych. Sciences II
  • Field Experience
  • Grant Writing & Dissertation Proposal
  • Dissertation Research I
  • Dissertation Research II
  • Dissertation Research III
  • Capstone: Psychological Sciences & Christian Thought
  • Research & Program Evaluation
  • Advanced Multivariate Statistics

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates from this program might have the counseling, research, and data analysis skills to work in fields like grant writing, institutional research, and policy analysis. Many career options might lie ahead of graduates.

Here are a few of them:

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

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