Dr. Barry Stein, Department Chair
Dr. Mark Loftis, Program Contact
Key features of this 48-hour doctoral degree program include: it is designed to meet CACREP standards; and places an emphasis on rural mental health issues.
The profile of an applicant for this program is a professional who: 1) holds a master’s degree in counseling and has related professional experience; 2) is interested in furthering their career by pursuing opportunities in counselor education, supervision, program evaluation, and other advanced positions; and 3) is committed to effecting change in regional mental health issues such as addictions.
The Ph.D. in Counseling and Supervision is a terminal degree. The department offers admission to applicants who appear to have the highest potential for success and the appropriate disposition for counseling and supervision in the Ph.D. program.
The recommended admission requirements are:
- Scores on the General Record Exam (GRE) of 146 on verbal reasoning, 140 on quantitative reasoning, and a 4.0 on analytical writing.
- A 3.5 grade point average (GPA) from an accredited Master’s level program in a counseling or closely related program.
- Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate and graduate institution, as well as transcripts from any additional institutions of higher education attended.
- Three acceptable letters of recommendation for graduate study from either former faculty members or other persons with adequate knowledge of the applicant’s professional qualities and/or potential for success in a Ph.D. program (faculty review committee reserves the right to determine suitability of the letters.)
- An English proficiency equivalent of Level 9 in FLS (applicable to those applicants from countries in which the official language is other than English).
- Successful interview with the faculty review committee with a focus on dis-positional congruence, personal intent, and professional aspirations.