Doctor of Philosophy in Professional Counseling
Amridge University

Program Details

The PhD in Professional Counseling degree is a rigorous research-based program beyond the master’s degree. The number of hours required for the doctorate depends on the amount of graduate hours taken beforehand.

This online counseling degree is not designed to prepare you for professional licensure. Amridge University assumes applicants have already completed coursework for professional licensure. If you want to obtain professional licensure, additional courses can be completed.

Students will complete intensive studies in:

  • Theories of counseling
  • Human development
  • Abuse and addiction
  • Cultural diversity
  • Research


  • Accredited master's degree or higher
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Official transcripts
  • Writing sample

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges