Before applying to the PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision program, please review the admissions requirements below. If you meet these requirements, please feel free to begin your application. Because we are a highly relational department, you can expect to be contacted by our department to schedule a consultation call if you haven’t had one prior to starting the application process.
To be considered for full admission into the PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision program (CES), prospective students must:
- Hold a 60-credit hour CACREP or CORE accredited master’s degree in counseling, or its equivalent. All CACREP entry-level core and specialty area requirements must be met for full admission into the PhD CES program.
- Have earned a minimum of 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) on all graduate work as verified by official transcripts
- Hold, or be eligible for, a professional counseling license in their state of residence.
- Complete the degree-seeking application and participate in an admissions interview.
- Have completed a one-year clinical experience, which may have been completed before or during the master’s program.
Conditional Admission Applicant
If your master’s degree was not from a CACREP accredited program, and/or you are missing required prerequisite coursework, you may be conditionally admitted to the PhD CES program with the requirement of completing coursework in the identified areas.
There are required application elements for the PhD-CES program which are outlined below. Further details regarding these elements will be discussed when you have your consultation call.
- Essay 1: Biographical and Spiritual Journey
- Essay 2: Program and Vocational Goals
- Essay 3: Statement of theoretical orientation
- Essay 4: Statement of integration
- Essay 5: Diversity Question
- Academic Writing Sample
- References: PhD applicants must submit four references: 1 pastoral, 1 academic, 1 clinical, and 1 general. All references must have known the applicant for over one year and may not be related to the applicant.
- Transcripts: PhD applicants must submit a final official transcript showing the conferral of a counseling master’s degree from a CACREP or CORE accredited program, or its equivalent. An unofficial and/or partial transcript may be used a placeholder until the final official transcript arrives.
- PhD Applicants must also submit a copy of their current resume or CV.