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Counselor Education, Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies

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The doctorate program prepares counselors and scholars for leadership positions in the counseling profession. You'll gain the skills to teach and train others to become professional counselors. Your studies will emphasize the leadership roles of counselor education, supervision, advanced counseling practices and research.

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Program features 

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Learn more about the PhD program from the Program Chair

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Career Paths 

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University Faculty 
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Counselor Educator 
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Director of Counseling in public schools, universities and agencies 
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Funding options

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Degree Requirements 

As of Autumn 2022 the Counselor Education program will permanently no longer require the GRE as an admissions requirement.

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Master's degree in Counselor Education; minimum 3.3 GPA; GRE not required

Program start

Autumn Semester 

Deadline to apply

December 1 

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Counselor Education Information Session

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