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.