About the PhD Program
Earn your degree online with the benefit from our yearly on-site residency component.
The PhD in Counseling Education and Supervision is designed to be completed primarily online to fit with your needs and lifestyle. You will learn as a cohort with other colleagues in a highly interactive and relational learning experience where faculty provide high-touch and personal instruction—whether you are online or on campus. Each year you will spend time on campus deepening connections and engaging face-to-face with faculty and peers for meaningful academic, personal, and professional development.
Expert faculty committed to your success
Our distinguished Denver Seminary faculty represent a wide range of practical, clinical counseling experiences, extensive supervision knowledge and practice, and nationally-recognized teaching expertise. They model these counseling, supervision, and teaching principles, and illustrate how they practically integrate their faith in the counseling field. They are here to support the students’ growth and education every step of the way.
Integration of faith
Denver Seminary believes integration is not just a course student’s take, but something they embody. Our counseling PhD curriculum has intentionally integrated many aspects of theology, hermeneutics, spiritual formation, and biblical interpretation into every course throughout the program. In all courses, students are given opportunity to connect and apply doctrine and theology to the study and work of counseling.
Grow through personalized mentored formation
At Denver Seminary we seek to provide a holistic approach to education and training where students are developed not only intellectually, but also spiritually and personally. As the primary instrument in counseling, the counselor must be a whole and healthy person, known by their deep character, professional skill, and knowledge. These cannot be learned solely in an academic classroom. The Personal Formation (PF) process exists to create the context where Counselor Education and Supervision PhD students grow in spiritual formation and character through guided mentored relationships.