• Application Deadline
  • 2 months
    Duration
Online
The Doctor of Philosophy Counselor Education and Supervision program at Grand Canyon University gives learners the theoretical and practical background knowledge to teach counseling students and supervise clinical counselors.
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Overview

Before earning the degree, learners must conduct psychological research to develop and test new ideas and theories. This research ensures that they will be expert practitioners who are fully capable of supporting counseling students and clinical counselors.

On the path to supporting other counselors, doctoral learners will improve their own practice and impact the health outcomes of the clients they work with. This learning happens as a result of coursework and research, residency, internship and practicum requirements. The combination of theoretical and hands-on work transitions counselor education PhD students into the next stages of their careers.

Careers

Graduates from the Doctor of Philosophy Counselor Education and Supervision program at Grand Canyon University have many opportunities to see growth and change in their careers. They may choose to stay in their current practice and apply the research and learning to improve the lives of their clients, or choose to advance in a new career, such as:

  • Faculty member
  • Advanced clinician
  • Director of school guidance
  • Director of counseling agencies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 2 months
    • Duration description

      8 weeks

  • Credits
    62 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Advanced Graduate Studies and Scholarship 
  • Ethics, Laws, and Multicultural Issues
  • Pedagogy of Counselor Education and Models of Supervision 
  • Theories of Inquiry 
  • Leadership and Social Justice 
  • Special Topics in Counseling Education and Supervision

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.4 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

GCU proudly welcomes doctoral applicants wanting to pursue higher levels of achievement in learning and research. You may be accepted by meeting one of the criteria below:

  • Earned a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution with an overall GPA of 3.4 or higher. Applicants with a GPA less than 3.4 may be accepted with specifications.
  • Earned a master's from a regionally accredited institution with an overall GPA of 3.4 or higher. Applicants with a GPA of 3.0 - 3.39 will be accepted with specifications. Applicants with a GPA below a 3.0 will not be accepted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    670 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 670 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
  • National

    670 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 670 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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