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Rehabilitation and Counselor Education, Ph.D.

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University rank #161 (BCR) Iowa City, IA, United States
The Doctor of Philosophy program in rehabilitation and counselor education with a subprogram in counselor education and supervision (CES) requires 96 s.h. of graduate credit.
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The program provides students with knowledge and skills related to general counseling (including mental health and school counseling), teaching, consulting, supervising counselors, and conducting research. Graduates enter professional work as counselors, counselor supervisors, counselor educators, researchers and/or consultants, or work in other positions requiring expertise in human relations. Students may choose an emphasis in an area agreed upon by faculty advisors.

Counselor education and supervision graduates are prepared to teach the knowledge and skills required of professional counselors and to supervise beginning and advanced counselors, perform counseling interventions with individuals and groups, and teach human relations skills in colleges or universities. They provide professional consultation with counseling practitioners, educators, and policy makers about counseling program development and evaluation. They also may perform research that contributes to knowledge about counseling, supervision, and counselor education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Career Development and Counseling 
  • Home/School/Community: System Interventions
  • Advanced Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Group Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Practicum in Counseling
  • Internship in Teaching
  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Apply Online: To begin the general graduate application process, set up an account with an existing email address and password
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • An application for graduate funding
  • A master’s degree from a Regionally Accredited American College or University
  • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00, or the foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions
  • English Proficiency Requirements: International applicants whose first language is not English must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for admission to the university

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30489 USD/year
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  • National

    32039 USD/year
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  • In-State

    13094 USD/year
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Living costs for Iowa City

  • 1187 - 1850 USD/month
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