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Ph.D. Degrees in Counseling

Professional Development

Many opportunities are available for professional development throughout the doctoral students' program. Doctoral students are expected to participate in professional and community leadership experiences and advocacy and social justice activities that benefit their clients and the profession. In addition, they are expected to become members of their appropriate professional organizations and to seek out opportunities to serve on state, regional, and national committees of ACA and its affiliates or those of their appropriate specialty areas.

Doctoral students are required to deliver one or more presentations at regional, national, or international conferences and serve as the primary presenters. Many have accomplished this goal as well as attended professional meetings as conference participants. Additionally, doctoral students have been involved in advocacy activities at the community, state, and national levels, and are a part of a very active campus Chi Sigma Iota Chapter.