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Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision Policies


Prerequisites are required of all Ph.D. students. These courses (or their equivalents) either must have been taken prior to entry into the Ph.D. program, or must be taken as a part of the Ph.D. program. Each course is 3 credits unless otherwise indicated.

  • CNS 505 Foundations of Counseling
  • CNS 506 Lifespan Development
  • CNS 508 Culture and Identity
  • CNS 513 Counseling Theories
  • CNS 514 Counseling Techniques
  • CNS 516 Theory and Techniques in Career Counseling
  • CNS 517 Theory and Techniques in Group Counseling
  • CNS 518 Research Design and Program Evaluation
  • CNS 519 Professional Issues and Ethics
  • CNS 525 Testing and Appraisal
  • CNS 546 Psychopathology and Diagnosis
  • CNS 548 Family Counseling or CNS 558, Family Counseling in Addiction for addictions counselors
  • CNS 565 Counseling Practicum (minimum of 100 hours)
  • CNS 566 Counseling Internship (minimum of 600 hours)

The program leading to the Ph.D. degree consists of a minimum of 54 semester credits beyond the master’s degree, a clinical practicum, and specialty practicum, an internship, a candidacy examination, and a dissertation.