Professional Counseling and Supervision—Ed.D.
The mission of the Professional Counseling and Supervision program is to prepare School and Community Counselors to be exemplary leaders in professional counseling and supervision and in program evaluation. In addition, they will demonstrate a commitment to helping marginalized and underserved populations in the communities, schools, and agencies they serve. The program consists of 111 graduate hours, 36 hours beyond a 48 hour CACREP accredited (or CACREP equivalent) master's degree and 27 hour Ed.S. degree in counseling. After a rigorous screening process, cohorts are selected in March of each year, and students will be notified of their acceptance in April. Each cohort will be limited to 6 students. Course work will begin fall semester of each year. The program is designed to be completed in two full years (6 semesters, including summers). Successful completion and defense of a dissertation are required.
Admission requirements include:
- An official transcript of all graduate level work
- An Education Specialist degree in counseling from an accredited institution
- A master's degree in counseling from a CACREP accredited program. If the program was not CACREP accredited at the time of the applicant's graduation, the applicant must demonstrate that the program was CACREP equivalent
- Minimum graduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for all graduate course work
- Certification as a Professional School Counselor and/or licensure as a Professional Counselor
- A minimum composite score on the GRE of 1000 with at least 450 on the verbal section and 450 on the quantitative or analytical section is required for tests taken before October 2002. Tests taken after October 2002 require verbal and quantitative scores. NEW GRE scoring effective August 2011. Minimum expected scores are: Verbal Reasoning 151 and Quantitative Reasoning 142.
- A 300-500 word essay presenting the applicant's professional goals and how the doctorate in Professional Counseling and Supervision will contribute to achieving those goals
- Three recommendations from professionals who are familiar with the applicant's professional qualities and academic potential on the Professional Counseling and Supervision recommendation form
- A vitae listing contact information, educational background, employment history, awards and recognitions, presentations, etc. is required
- Minimum of three years of experience in private or public schools, community agency, hospital, or private practice
- A letter from the applicant's administrative supervisor indicating support for their doctoral studies and related activities
- Current Certificate of Immunization (required for new students only)
- An interview with a team of faculty members to be scheduled after the review of submitted materials
- An on-site writing sample