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Counseling Curriculum: Doctor of Philosophy


The Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Education and Supervision is a 72 credit hour program. Full-time students can complete the degree in a three year period if they enter UW from a 60-hour approved CACREP equivalent Master’s program.

Advanced Foundations

Doctoral students are required to have completed a minimum of a 48-hour Master’s degree from a program of study equivalent to a CACREP accredited Master's program in Counselor Education. PhD students with a 60-hour CACREP equivalent Master’s program can petition up to 12 hours of their Master’s coursework to fulfill this requirement.

Counseling & Supervision

  • CNSL 5340 Play Therapy (3 credit hours)
  • CNSL 5860 DoctoralPracticum in Counseling - 100 clockhours, 40 direct hours (6 credit hours)
  • CNSL 5865 Supervision Theory (3 credit hours)
  • CNSL 5875 Doctoral Practicum in Supervision (3 credit hours)

Teaching, Leadership and Advocacy

  • CNSL5871 Doctoral Seminar I: Professional Identity and Ethics (3 credit hours)
  • CNSL 5872 Doctoral Seminar II: Diversity and Social Change (3 credit hours)
  • CNSL 5873 Doctoral Seminar III: Research, Assessment and Scholarship (3 credit hours)
  • CNSL 5874 Doctoral Seminar IV: Leadership, Consultation and Advocacy (3 credit hours)
  • CNSL 5990 Supervised Internship (600 clockhours) (6 credit hours)

Research and Scholarship

Select 12 credits from the following (or equivalent) in consultation with major advisor and graduate committee. You may also consider a research minor.

  • EDRE 5600 Descriptive Research (3 credit hours)
  • EDRE 5610 Group Comparison Research (3 credit hours)
  • EDRE 5620 Correlational Research (3 credit hours)
  • EDRE 5630 Multivariate Research (3 credit hours)
  • EDRE 5640 Introduction to Qualitative Research (3 credit hours)
  • EDRE 5645 Phenomenology, Case Study, and Grounded Theory in Qual. Res. (3 credit hours)
  • EDRE 5655 Ethnography and Narrative Inquiry in Qualitative Research (3 credit hours)
  • EDRE 5670 Mixed Methods Research (3 credit hours)


  • CNSL 5660 Dissertation/Thesis Prospectus Writing (3 credit hours)
  • CNSL 5890 Dissertation Research (12 credit hours)
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