Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education & Supervision
Regent University

Program Details

The Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education & Supervision offered online with residency requirements on campus in Virginia Beach is designed for currently licensed counselors. This CACREP-accredited program prepares you for a leadership role in the world of counseling and mental health while you complete your internship and present an original dissertation. You’ll receive hands-on training that is mentor guided and supported. You’ll also be trained by a distinguished core faculty of researchers who are recognized advocates in the CES field; and have produced hundreds of insightful articles as well as many books and publications. Presented from a Christian worldview, this program teaches you how to apply biblical and spiritual interventions as a teacher, scholar or practitioner.


This program requires an internship experience.

  • Hold a licensure-track, 48-hour master's degree in counseling or a significantly related field such as psychology or social work from a regionally accredited institution
  • Have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA in your graduate level coursework. Average master's level GPA of admitted students: 3.77 (average for last three years)
  • Have at least one year of experience in a mental health field (highly desirable)
  • Personal Goals Statement
  • Résumé or CV
  • GRE Scores
  • Interview

Special Accreditation

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

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.