Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education & Supervision

Online Degree Overview

Regent's Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision is designed for those who are currently licensed counselors or for those who hold a Master's degree that makes them licensure eligible to begin the process within their states, and for those who are strongly motivated to attain a high level of competency in the field of counseling. The Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education & Supervision is CACREP accredited and has a prescribed progression of coursework. An internship and dissertation are required. An essential component of the program is its focus on integrating counseling knowledge, skills and strategies with biblical foundations and faith practices. You will enjoy a sense of community during three one-week, on-campus residencies as well as through instructional design that has been developed to maximize team building and cooperative identity.

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Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision Highlights

Curriculum: View course sequence and descriptions.
Length: 66 credit hours. May be completed in as little as three years. Students may begin the program in the fall semester.
Format: Offered online with three one-week residencies
All coursework is offered through 16 week semesters (Fall, Spring & Summer).
Results: Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision degree
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Features: Dual emphases in training educators to teach future counselors at the university level, and developing the advanced clinical and supervision skills that enhance the practice of the professional counselor. A 48-credit-hour Master's Degree in Counseling or significantly related field such as psychology or social work is a prerequisite.

Career Opportunities

Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision graduates will be able to serve as leaders in a variety of professional roles that include:

  • Faculty
  • Clinical Practitioners
  • Counselor Supervisors
  • Administrators in Mental Health Agency or School
  • Researchers
  • Consultants

In the Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision program, you will learn to:

  • Explain, debate and employ the principles, concepts, skills and applications of advanced counseling, counselor education and counselor supervision.
  • Assume leadership roles in the field of counseling.
  • Acquire a holistic counseling perspective, and sound ethical and moral standards, by integrating the Christian biblical worldview with current thought and best practices in the field of counseling.
Admissions Contact:

School of Psychology & Counseling
Admissions Office
757.352.4498, 800.681.5906

Alumni Profile

Heather Paessler-Chesterton, Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision
Heather Paessler-Chesterton, Ph.D.
“I wanted a rigorous doctoral program that could travel with me wherever I was in the country. I found this and more at Regent.”
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