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