Counselor Education: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Program Description

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.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the program must meet these requirements:

  • Hold a completed a master's degree in counseling or related degree program. Preference will be for applicants who are graduates of CACREP accredited programs.
  • Complete a Graduate School application online which includes official transcripts.
  • Upload the following supplemental materials to the Graduate School application:
    • statement of purpose
    • resume
    • contact information for three references
  • Participate in an interview with faculty.

Career Opportunities

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 North Florida, Nova Southeastern University, 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.

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