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General Counselor Education and Supervision Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision

School of Counseling and Human Services


Total program credits needed for graduation: 72

One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week break between each quarter.

Core Courses

72 course quarter credits

CES8004 Advanced Research in Human Development 4 quarter credits
CES8110 Foundations of Advanced Social Science Research and Design 4 quarter credits
CES8120* Quantitative Methods for Counselor Education Research 4 quarter credits
CES8122* Advanced Qualitative Methods in Counselor Education Research 4 quarter credits
CES8123* Advanced Study in Counselor Education Research Methods 4 quarter credits
CES8760* Advanced Counseling Practice 4 quarter credits
CES8768* Counselor Education Teaching and Practice 4 quarter credits
CES8772* Counselor Supervision 4 quarter credits
CES8776* Leadership and Advocacy in Counseling 4 quarter credits
DRS-R8925 PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 1 3 quarter credits
DRS-R8926* PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 2 3 quarter credits
DRS-R8927* PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 3 3 quarter credits
CES9919* Doctoral Comprehensive Examination 3 quarter credits

The three courses listed below are 10-week online courses. Each includes specific clinical experiences. Learners must complete prerequisites and clinical experience requirements to be eligible to complete each course in the sequence.

CES8780* Counselor Education and Supervision Practicum 4 quarter credits
CES8784* Counselor Education and Supervision Internship 1 4 quarter credits
CES8785* Counselor Education and Supervision Internship 2 4 quarter credits

Learners must register for CES9960 a minimum of four times to fulfill their specialization requirements.

CES9960* Dissertation Courseroom 3 quarter credits each

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

Only learners enrolled in the PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision degree program may take CES Courses.

Residency Requirement

To support your academic and professional success, residencies provide learning and community-building experiences in a stimulating scholarly environment. For this program, you must complete three four-day residencies as part of the dissertation research seminars (DRS-R8925, DRS-R8926, DRS-R8927).

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What Can I Expect?

Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

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