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Graduate Programs

Department of Professional Studies

PhD Degree in Counselor Education & Supervision

GPA: 3.0

GRE: 291/900

Other req: MA/MS in Counseling

Deadline: Dec. 1


The PhD program in Counselor Education & Supervision is CACREP accredited and prepares professionals for positions as faculty in Counselor Education departments through personalized, developmentally oriented coursework emphasizing the integration of theory and experiential learning. This doctoral program is ideal for self-initiating persons who thrive in an atmosphere supportive of faculty/ student interactions, small class environments, intensive class discussions and opportunities for self-direction and scholarly activity. The doctoral program is built upon the basis of a strong Master's program and upholds the philosophical orientations, coherent principles, and applied knowledge and skills as counselors and supervisors.

International Students: Welcome and thank you for your interest in our program! Either a TOEFL score or an IELTS score is acceptable. We require a minimum score of 80 for the online TOEFL exam, with minimum scores of 20 in each subset, and the score must be at least two years current. For the IELTS exam, we require a  minimum overall score of 6.5, with minimum scores of 6 in each subset, and the score must be at least two years current.

Program Details

The doctoral degree program is 60 credit hours for individuals who have completed a 60-hour CACREP master's program.  Students with a 48-hour CACREP master's degree are required to complete an additional 12 semester credits.  Students, through coursework, practica and faculty guidance, develop competencies in the areas of counseling, supervision, teaching, leadership, advocacy, research and scholarship.

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    >> Click here for an example of 3-year doctoral course schedule 

Tuition and Fees

The University of Wyoming was ranked 11th in the nation for best value!
The majority of courses for the PhD program are offered on campus.
Additional outreach course fees: $20/credit for video or audio classes; $40/credit for online classes.

Please refer to the Cost of Attendance page for details.

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Relevant Scholarships

How to Apply

The deadline for this program is December 1. When applying in the electronic system, indicate you are applying for the following Fall semester when the classes begin for the new cohort.

Step 1: Apply to UW and Professional Studies through the online applicant portal

  1. Click here to access the UW graduate applicant portal and apply for the Fall semester.
  2. After completing the initial information page, you will receive an email from the system including a link and your temporary username and password
  3. Please complete the contact, academic, residency information, etc.
  4. Submit the $50 application fee
  5. Submit ALL required documents to the online document portal (applications with missing documents will not be considered)
    • Required documents for this program application
      • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official copies should be sent to UW Admissions)
      • Unofficial copies of GRE scores (official copies should be requested from GRE reporting and sent to UW Admissions)
      • Three letters of recommendation (use the applicant portal to request your letters)
      • A current academic resume
      • A personal self-statement (five page maximum), including:
        • Occupational and personal goals
        • Fit between your goals and the UW Counselor Education and Supervision PhD program
      • Agree to admissions terms and submit your application

 Step 2: Submit official copies of transcripts and test scores to UW Admissions

  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions should be requested and sent to UW Admissions
  • Official copies of GRE scores should be sent directly from GRE Reporting to UW Admissions 
    • Address: University of Wyoming Admissions – 1000 E. University Ave. – Laramie, WY 82071

After your application file is complete, the Counselor Education faculty will review your file with the option of inviting you to participate in an interview.  If extended an interview, you will receive a call or email to arrange a time to visit with faculty and current PhD students.

Following your interview, faculty will vote to recommend admission or denial. You will receive a provisional acceptance letter or denial from the Professional Studies Department and a letter from the College of Education if accepted. Graduate Assistant opportunities will be explored at this time.

Prior to full acceptance into the Counselor Education Program, all students are required to complete a background check. Detailed directions will be included in your provisional acceptance letter.

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