Counselor Education & Supervision (Ph.D.)

Counselor Education & Supervision (Ph.D.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2019 through summer 2020. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Clinical Prerequisites

  • Orientation to Professional Identity & Function
  • Ethical & Legal Issues in Counseling
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Research & Program Evaluation
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Counseling Techniques & the Helping Relationship
  • Counseling Practicum
  • Group Counseling
  • Assessment Techniques in Counseling
  • Career Development & Counseling
  • Psychopathology & Counseling
  • Clinical Diagnosis/Treatment Planning
  • Counseling Internship
Core Courses
COUC 710Advanced Group Counseling 13
COUC 714Supervision and Consultation 13
COUC 715Advanced Theory Application 1,23
COUC 730Issues in Integration 1,23
COUC 740Advanced Research Design 1,2,33
COUC 745Advanced Multivariate Statistics and Quantitative Research 1,2,33
COUC 747Instruction in Counselor Education 13
COUC 750Qualitative Research 13
COUC 810Dissemination of Research and Scholarship in Counseling 13
COUC 850Advanced Career Counseling 13
COUC 860Counseling Leadership and Advocacy 13
COUC 969Qualifying Exam0
Doctoral Elective Courses
Choose three to nine credit hours of the following (or approved course by Program Director):3-9
Advanced Family, Systems, and Development
Counseling Seminar
Advanced Assessment
Advanced Psychopathology and its Treatment
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Empirically Supported Treatments for Adults
Empirically Supported Treatments for Children and Adolescents
Counseling Seminar
Professional Practice
COUC 970Teaching Internship3
COUC 980Supervision Internship3
COUC 998Practicum 43
COUC 999Internship 5,63
Dissertation Courses 7
COUC 870Advanced Research Seminar 13
COUC 989Dissertation Proposal and Research 83
COUC 989Dissertation Proposal and Research 83
COUC 990Dissertation Defense3
Ph.D. Candidacy Exam
Total Hours60-66

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 60 hours
  • A minimum of 45 hours must be completed through Liberty University, not to include credits from a prior degree earned through Liberty
  • A maximum of 15 hours of transfer credit, including credit from a degree on the same academic level previously earned through Liberty, may be applied to the degree
  • 3.0 GPA 
  • No grades lower than a B- may be applied to the degree
  • Successful completion of the Qualifying Exam and the Candidacy Exam
  • Degree must be completed within 7 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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