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Ph.D. Degrees in Rehab Counseling

The Counseling Program [PHCE degree]

The PHCE program is designed for doctoral students with an emphasis in community counseling, student affairs, college counseling, or rehabilitation counseling. The extended "CIP" program title is "College Student Counseling and Personnel Services-Ph.D."

The School Counseling Program [PHSE degree]

The PHSE program is designed for doctoral students with an emphasis in school counseling. The extended "CIP" program title is "Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-Ph.D."

Students accepted into the Ph.D. program in counseling/school counseling must hold a Master's degree from a CACREP or CORE accredited program in Counselor Education 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 98 hours above the bachelor's degree. Most students who hold a CACREP/CORE approved master's degree, complete their Ph.D. coursework in 3 years.

Departmental Ph.D. Research and Education Requirements: (22 hours)
Statistics and Research 19 hours
COE 8063: Research Techniques in Counseling (or master's equivalent)
EPY 8214: Advanced Ed. & Psychological Statistics
(EPY 6214 or master's equivalent is a prerequisite for this course)
COE 9033 Advanced Seminar: Research
EPY 9213: Advanced Analysis in Education Research
EPY 9263 Applied Research Seminar
EDF 9443 Single-Subject Design in Education or
EDF 9453 Qualitative Techniques in Educational Research or
HI 8923 Historiography and Historical Method or
(other applicable research/statistics course)
Higher Education 3 hours
HED 8133: University and Community College Instruction
Departmental Ph.D. Counseling Emphasis: (43 hours)
Counseling Core 15 hours
COE 9013: Counseling Supervision
COE 9023: Advanced Counseling Theory
COE 9043: Advanced Group Work & Systems
COE 9073: Advanced Multicultural Counseling
COE 9083: Advanced Assessment Techniques in Counseling
Field Experience 9 hours
COE 9740: Doctoral Practicum (minimum of 300 clock hrs.)
COE 9750: Doctoral Internship (minimum of 600 clock hrs.)
Dissertation Research 20 hours
COE 9000: Dissertation
Minor or Focus Area: (12 hours)
Minor 12 hours
Course work for a minor may come from any academic department in the university offering graduate coursework. Any complementary set of courses with a prefix different from the major area of program emphasis may comprise a minor area. A minor may be outside the College of Education. For example, Ph.D. students in Counseling will typically select a minor in such areas as Psychology, Sociology, Gerontology, Gifted Education, Public Policies, Technology Education, School Psychology, Educational Psychology, Women's Studies, and so forth. For additional information, see the Graduate Bulletin of the Office of Graduate Studies.
Focus Area 12 hours
Counseling is a broad field. Counselors benefit from the endeavors of many other professionals with different training and backgrounds. Focus area requirements are designed to give students the opportunity to benefit from a broad array of theory, practice, and research in fields related to counseling. A focus area option provides an opportunity for an individual to present to the department knowledge gained in other fields of study. Course work for a focus area may come from any academic field of study if the field will benefit the student as a counselor educator, supervisor, researcher, or practitioner. For additional information, see the Departmental Graduate Student Handbook.