Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree complements other graduate degree programs at Mercer University and is consistent with the mission and goals of the College of Continuing and Professional Studies. The mission of the College of Continuing and Professional Studies is to offer undergraduate and graduate academic programs and lifelong learning opportunities for adults who seek leadership roles in their communities and beyond, professional transition and advancement, and lives that have meaning and purpose. The College also contributes to the quality of education provided to students enrolled in other academic units by offering general education and elective courses at the Regional Academic Centers and on the Macon and Atlanta campuses.
This mission is based upon a fundamental belief in the diversity, dignity, and inherent worth of all human beings and in the central role education plays in a democratic society. The Counseling faculty actively supports the College of Continuing and Professional Studies’ commitment to quality instruction and community service.
The Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision prepares professionals as practitioners, consultants, counselor educators, supervisors, and researchers. More specifically, the doctoral curriculum in Counselor Education and Supervision will prepare graduates to:
1.Develop advanced expertise in the application of theories and conceptual models to counselor education, supervision, practice, and research;
2.Conduct research that advances the field of counseling;
3.Evaluate the influences of ethical, social, political, demographic, and economic issues on mental health care and counseling;
4.and assume leadership roles in education, supervision, training, practice, and research to improve mental health care and counseling.
Doctoral training extends beyond course content hours and field experiences. Doctoral students learn to examine critically the state of the art, to generate research inquiries, and to advance the profession of counseling through oral and written contributions. The doctoral level counselor represents a "scientist practitioner" model and should be both consumer and producer of research. Doctoral degree requirements in counseling are rigorous. The selection process for admission to the program considers this factor. Students admitted to the program have convinced the selection committee of potential for successful program completion
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Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 84
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 645 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999