Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education & Supervision (Qualitative Research)
Grand Canyon University

Program Details

The online PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision of Grand Canyon University is available to the nontraditional student.  This program focuses its curriculum on the analysis of the how and why of human thought and behavior with focused attention in teaching, leadership, advocacy, scholarship, research, and counseling.  Your qualitative online counseling degree will incorporate topics including but not limited to:

  • Data collection and management
  • Traditional and culturally derived theories
  • Educational philosophies

Throughout this educational journey, led by experienced and dedicated faculty, you will design research tools, utilize systematic approaches to data, and create sampling plans in order to improve your practice as well as future patient outcomes.  Your studies will expose you to the legal, ethical, and relevant styles of supervision, counseling, teaching, and leadership.  Once you have completed your independent research dissertation at the culmination of this counseling degree online, you are prepared for careers as higher education faculty, director of agencies or schools, clinician roles, and more.

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Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Grand Canyon University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Grand Canyon University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.4 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Interview, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Two residencies are required.


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