PhD in Counselor Education
The PhD in Counselor Education program prepares counselors and scholars for leadership positions in the counseling profession. Ranked as the No. 4 best program in the nation, students are taught the leadership and research roles of counselor education, supervision and advanced counseling practices.
The CACREP Accredited doctoral program in Counselor Education prepares students who already have a master's degree in couseling to become professors and leaders in the counseling field. Our graduates make contributions to the education of future counselors and provide leadership within the human service professions.
Students apply a scientist-practitioner model of study with an emphasis on theory, practice, leadership, supervision and research. These elements are inseparable from the core skills of professional counseling. Together, they form a common branch of knowledge and skills essential to PhD students.
Throughout the program, students will explore a number of research opportunities and are able to collaborate with and work alongside Ohio State counselor educators and other counseling leaders in the profession.
Our goal is to develop well-trained counselor educators and professional counselors who critically evaluate and contribute to the knowledge which their interventions are derived. They also have deep critical analysis skills especially important in the rapidly expanding field of counselor education. These skills help counselors keep pace with new knowledge and how to apply it in effective ways.
Graduates of the counselor education program are committed to human welfare and socially responsible action. They assume leadership roles and model these behaviors for other helping professionals.
Graduates from the doctoral program in counselor education are trained for leadership roles in the counseling profession. Many graduates choose careers as counselor educators, professional counselors, supervisors and directors of counseling in public schools, universities and agencies.
Deadline to apply: December 1
Program start: Autumn semester
Prerequisites: Master's degree in Counselor Education; minimum 3.3 GPA; valid GRE scores
Minimum semester hours to degree completion: 55
Coursework: Social and behavioral sciences and educational foundations, research and evaluation, leadership, pedagogy, and research in counselor education and supervision as well as supervised internships in supervision, teaching, and research.
Program requirements: 2 department core courses (6 hours), 10 specialization courses (31 hours), 3 research methods (9 hours), dissertation (10 hours), cognate (10 hours)
Minimum requirements for GRE scores for students applying for admission for Fall 2017:
The average percentile of verbal and quantitative scores must be in the 50th percentile or higher with no individual percentile for verbal or for quantitative being below the 35th percentile.
Other requirements: Field experience, candidacy exam, dissertation
Academic opportunities: Graduate associateships, scholarships, university fellowships
- Colette Dollarhide, Ed.D, LPC, Associate Professor
- Rochelle Dunn, PhD, LPCC, Senior Lecturer
- Darcy Haag Granello, PhD, LPCC, Professor
- Paul Granello, PhD, LPCC, Associate Professor
- Brett Zyromski, PhD, Assistant Professor
- Ana Berrios, PhD, LPC, Adjunct Instructor
- Felice Kassoy, Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor
- Julie Nelson Slagle, Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor
Darcy Haag Granello