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
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
School Accreditation Statement
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges