University Catalog 2024-2025

Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development (PhD): Counseling and Counselor Education Concentration

Degree Requirements

Scholar Leader Courses6
Scholar Leader: Diversity and Equity in Schools and Communities
Scholar Leader: Systemic Change in Education
Required College Research Methods *15
Applied Quantitative Methods in Education I
Introduction to Qualitative Research in Education
Applied Quantitative Methods in Education II
Advanced Qualitative Research and Data Analysis in Education
Mixed Methods Research in Education
Select two additional three credit hour advanced research courses in conjunction with the academic committee
Concentration Requirements30
See "Concentration Requirements" listed below
Dissertation Courses9
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Total Hours60

ED 700 Introduction to Research Design in Education, or its equivalent is a pre-requisite course for any research course. A graduate student may take it as part of their Program Area of Study, with approval from their advisor.

Concentration Requirements

Counselor Education Core Required Courses or Experiences6
Advanced Multicultural Counseling
Professional Issues In Counseling
Program Area of Study 124
Career Development Theory and Research
Counseling Supervision: Theory and Research
Advanced Assessment in Counseling
Research in Counselor Education
Advanced Counseling Practicum
Internship in Supervision
Doctoral Internship
Internship in Teaching in Counselor Education

Prerequisites: (number of credits: zero to variable) 600 hour internship and masters level course work equivalent to those of a CACREP accredited program. Because of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, the accreditation review has been delayed. We expect to receive a one-year extension of accreditation from CACREP to complete the review process.   


For doctoral students either part-time or full-time who are working on their dissertation.  Writing the dissertation requires a major commitment of time and effort on both the part of the doctoral student and the faculty advisor. There should be consultation between the student and the dissertation chair about what is expected to be accomplished, and how much time is to be invested before the student registers. The College of Education strongly recommends that students who are registering for ECD 895 Doctoral Dissertation Research register for at least 3 semester hours per semester, when appropriate.