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Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision

The Ph.D. Program in Counselor Education and Supervision at Duquesne University is designed for counselors who wish to enhance their professional capabilities in research and evaluation, supervision, teaching, and counseling. The program is appropriate for professional counselors who want to teach in counselor preparation programs and/or obtain supervisory positions in schools and agencies.

The Ph.D. Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), which means that the program uses a nationally recognized and rigorous curriculum. Programs that receive CACREP accreditation have demonstrated a commitment to high admissions, academic and fieldwork standards and current best practices in counselor preparation and ongoing program improvement. Masters' and doctoral counseling programs that are accredited by CACREP must hire faculty who have earned a doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program. This has increased the marketability of graduates of CACREP accredited doctoral programs. Counseling psychology or clinical psychology graduates will not be eligible to be hired to teach in CACREP accredited programs. More information about CACREP accreditation can be found here.


The Ph.D. program consists of 60 graduate credits which may be completed within two-and-a-half years. Doctoral students are enrolled full-time, taking 9 credits during the fall and spring semesters, and 6 credits during the first and second summer semesters. The Ph.D. program is structured in a manner that allows doctoral students to be enrolled full-time and maintain the option of full-time employment as classes are scheduled during weeknights and Saturdays. Doctoral students participate in a cohort model. The Program cannot be completed on a part-time basis.

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Admission Procedure

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Graduate Assistants & Aid

There are several forms of financial assistance available for students in the Doctoral Program in Counselor Education and Supervision. To learn more about these options, click here.


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