Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education & Supervision
Liberty University

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.


Students must come to campus to defend their dissertation.

  • Master's degree in counseling or a related field
  • 3.25 or above cumulative GPA
  • College transcripts
  • Contact information for 2 recommenders
  • Letter of intent
  • Professional vita showing professional counseling licensure or 1 year of clinical counseling practice
  • Ph.D. graduate status record
  • Vignette response
  • MAT or GRE scores
  • English proficiency

Special Accreditation

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

School Accreditation Statement

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