Ph.D. in Education, Concentration in Counselor Education and Supervision

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The counselor education and supervision concentration of the Ph.D. in education program, which offers a unique emphasis on social justice and advocacy, prepares critically reflective counselor educators, counselor supervisors, scholars and leaders in the counseling profession. With a focus on leadership and advocacy, students graduate with knowledge and application of advanced counseling and crisis theories, supervision theories, pedagogical theories, research methodology and measurement skills, and program evaluation.

Prerequisite courses include 48 hours of CACREP-accredited master’s counseling coursework (or curricular and clinical experiences equivalent to the CACREP entry level standards), and a master’s level statistics course (which can be taken during the doctoral program).

Curriculum Requirements

The Ph.D. in education, concentration in counselor education and supervision requires a minimum of 52 total graduate credit hours:

Degree requirements for the Ph.D. in education, concentration in counselor education and supervision »

Please keep in mind, however, that the exact course requirements may vary depending on when you matriculated into the program, so please consult your adviser or the program coordinator with any additional questions.

Resources

VCU BULLETIN INFO

PROGRAM BASICS

How to apply: Graduate application
Semester of entry: Fall
Application deadline: Jan. 15
Additional materials: Graduate assistantship application [PDF]

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline
  • Three letters of recommendation addressing the student’s potential for graduate study in education
  • Statement of intent
  • Satisfactory scores on the GRE
  • Transcripts of all previous college work
  • A personal interview and writing sample (may be requested)
  • Professional vitae/resume

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Jenna Lenhardt, Ph.D.