Other req: MA/MS in Counseling
Deadline: Jan. 15
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.
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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Note: 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.
The deadline for this program is January 15. When applying in the electronic system, indicate you are applying for the following Fall semster when the classes begin for the new cohort.
Step 1: Apply to UW and Professional Studies through the online applicant portal
Step 2: Submit official copies of transcripts and test scores to UW Admissions
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.