Counselor Education: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
The doctoral program in counselor education has the specific purpose of developing counselor educators who are prepared to be skillful teachers, expert supervisors, competent quantitative and qualitative researchers, and outstanding professional faculty at a college or university. Fundamental to the mission statement is the conviction that the Masters degree in counseling is the clinical degree in counselor education and that doctoral study, while it enhances the clinical skill of students, has the purpose of developing effective counselor educators.
Applicants to the program must meet these requirements:
- Hold a completed a master's degree in counseling. Preference will be for applicants who are graduates of CACREP accredited programs.
- An undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on the course work attempted and a 3.25 graduate grade point average.
- A 2.7 undergraduate grade point average, or 3.0 on the last 60 hours, may allow one to enter on a probationary basis.
- Complete a Graduate School application online which includes official transcripts, and GRE scores (less than five years old with verbal, quantitative, and writing component sub-scores)
- Upload the following supplemental materials to the Graduate School application:
- statement of purpose
- contact information for three references
- Participate in an interview with faculty.
The Ph.D, Counselor Education and Supervision is specifically designed to prepare faculty for colleges and universities with counseling programs. Recent graduates of the program have accepted faculty positions at The University of Northern Colorado, Mississippi State University, University of New Orleans, and University of Louisiana Lafayette.
Online/Regional Campus Options
The program is a residency program on the Oxford Campus. However, the program does offer assistantship and co-teaching opportunities at the University of Mississippi Tupelo and/or DeSoto Regional Centers.