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Ph.D. Degree in Counseling

Doctoral Degree in Counseling (PHCE)

The PHCE program is designed for doctoral students with an emphasis in clinical mental health counseling, or rehabilitation counseling. The extended "CIP" program title is "College Student Counseling and Personnel Services-Ph.D." Students accepted into the Ph.D. program in Counseling must hold a master's degree from a CACREP or CORE accredited counselor education program or satisfy the CACREP/CORE master's curriculum requirements in their doctoral programs of study. The minimum number of graduate hours in a Ph.D. program is 81. Most full time students who hold a CACREP/CORE approved master's degree, complete their Ph.D. coursework in 3 years, including summers.