Candidates for the Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling degree will be prepared to link their clinical knowledge, skill and research to assist clients with real-life problems and to develop significant contributions in the area of mental health and spirituality. Academic and clinical hours acquired within this doctoral program may be applied toward state licensure and professional credentialing. Students enroll in this part-time weekend format program once a year (fall) and engage with their peers on campus six (6) weekends per term over the course of three full years. The cohort explores such topics as Human Development, Mental Health Ethical and Legal Issues, and Counselor Education while preparing the doctoral candidate for qualitative and quantitative research in preparation for the dissertation. The fourth and final year is committed to the dissertation with each student having a committee composed of internal and external experts to advise the student through graduation.
Neumann University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
International Student Requirements:
Applicants from foreign countries, regardless of citizen status, must submit official TOEFL scores (no more than two years old) that should meet the score requirement of 84 overall with a 26 in speaking. All transcripts must be evaluated by any company within NACES (naces.org).