Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling & Psychological Studies / Research
Regent University

Program Details

Groundbreaking research drives groundbreaking change. If you're wired to find answers concerning human behavior, consider Regent's Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling & Psychological Studies – Research. This terminal degree prepares you for a career in the areas of mental health counseling, research, education and psychological science. You'll learn advanced methods for data collection and analysis and be equipped to gauge mental health program effectiveness and more. If you're a scholar seeking to impact the culture beyond the Ph.D. counseling arena and don't need professional accreditation, consider this degree.


  • Hold a regionally accredited 30 hour master's degree in a mental health field, such as counseling, psychology, social work or pastoral ministry
  • A minimum of a 3.5 GPA in your graduate level coursework
  • Have at least one year of experience in a mental health field (highly desirable)
  • International Applicants who have studied at institutions outside of the United States, will need to submit a course by course evaluation showing the completion of a regionally accredited graduate degree
  • Resume or CV
  • Transcripts
  • Online interview

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Geographic Restrictions

This program is only available to residents of: CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, PA, and VA.