The Counselor Education Program offers graduate study leading to the Master of Education (M.Ed.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. The doctorate is in Counselor Education and Supervision. The doctoral program (Ph.D.) in Counselor Education and Supervision upholds the highest national standards as demonstrated by accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related educational Programs (CACREP). The program is accredited until October 30, 2020. Graduates of our program are trained to be leaders in recognizing and respecting the needs of individuals and groups and demonstrate an increased awareness of multicultural and diversity issues. The culture of the doctoral program is one of individual attention and support from faculty so that students are able to develop a plan of study that best suits their individual needs and professional interests. There are a small number of students admitted each year so that faculty may build strong relationships with their advisees, as well as students in their classes. The counselor education faculty members mentor students in research and scholarship. We consider applications for the fall and spring semesters. Deadlines are October 1 for spring and May 1 for fall. To be considered for acceptance, the applicant will be evaluated individually based upon but not limited to the following: 1) Meet graduate school admissions requirements, including a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum grade average of 3.0; 2) Possess a Master's degree in counseling or a related field. Graduates of CACREP accredited programs receive preference. If individuals do not have a master’s degree, they may be considered, but must meet all CACREP requirements for a master’s degree prior to taking core courses in counseling; 3) Demonstrate an interest in counseling, teaching, research, and professional service; 4) Express counselor education and supervision career goals; 5) Arrange for in-depth interview with the Counselor Education faculty at a date and time specified by the faculty; 6) Meet the two-year cohort residency requirements and attend the program full time for those two years; 7) Complete all international student requirements, where appropriate; 8) Discuss, as appropriate, relevant personal history within the interview process; and 9) Sign a disclosure statement regarding activities, which may be deemed inappropriate by professional and/or ethical standards. Limited graduate assistantships are available in the School of Education and on campus. We do not guarantee students an assistantship, but will alert students when we are aware of opportunities and support them in securing an appropriate assistantship. Students must be accepted into the Graduate School before they are eligible for an assistantship.
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)