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Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education & Supervision

Program Details

The Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling (Ph.D.) degree with a concentration in Counselor Education and Supervision is designed for individuals interested in advanced research methods and program evaluation.

The skills students should gain in this program are advanced teaching, counseling, and supervision abilities. This degree is intended to show students how to lead and advocate for the counseling profession, including evaluating current theories and practices. Within this program, individuals will also learn how to conduct research in a manner that is valid, reliable, and ethical. This degree will also allow students to think critically and write effectively within their career, as well as understand and practice social and professional ethics.

Requirements

This program requires internship and practicum experiences.

  • Official college transcripts for all conferred bachelor’s and master’s degrees
  • Two recommendations
  • Letter of Intent
  • Professional Vita
  • An APA formatted research paper of 4-5 pages length on a topic related to clinical mental health counseling
  • Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

Accreditation & Licensing

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

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