Students with a CACREP-accredited master’s degree can complete the program in as little as eight semesters. Each student admitted into the cohort takes two classes each term for three terms each year. Students with a non-CACREP degree will have a course-by-course transcript evaluation to determine if any additional courses are needed.
Courses are scheduled in the evening. However, if possible, we suggest that you try to be available during days in order to meet with other students, faculty, and/or attend university events. The doctoral program requires passing written and oral comprehensive examinations and completion of a capstone project.
Fully AccreditedThe Illinois Board of Higher Education and CACREP have approved the doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision. Applications are accepted until January 15 for a Fall semester start.
(Prerequisites are met with a CACREP-accredited master's degree).
For non-CACREP programs, the following prerequisites must be met:
COUN 6610 Research and Assessment (3)
COUN 6600 Professional Orientation and Ethical Standards for Counselors (3)
COUN 7620 Life Span Developmental Issues (3)
COUN 6630 Counseling Theories (3)
COUN 7720 Social and Cultural Foundations (3)
COUN 7725 Family Systems: Theory and Practice (3)
COUN 7730 Life Style and Career Development (3)
COUN 7810 Beginning Counseling and Human Relations Skills (3)
COUN 8811 Interventions with Children and Adolescents (3)
COUN 7847 Group Dynamics and Intervention (3)
COUN 7855 Assessment and Treatment Planning (3)
Professional Identity, Roles, and Ethics (12)
COUN 9301 Professional Identity in Counselor Education and Supervision (3)
COUN 9330 Advanced Counseling Theory (3)
COUN 9365 Supervision (3)
PSYC 8501 Teaching in Psychology and Counseling (3)
COUN 9360 Advanced Counseling Skills Practicum I (3)
COUN 9361 Advanced Counseling Skills Practicum II (3)
COUN 9320 Advanced Issues in Diversity (3)
STAT 8260 Advanced Statistics (3)
PSYC 8549 Advanced Research Seminar (3)
COUN 8826 Research Literature in Counseling and Psychology (3)
COUN 9370 Qualitative Research Design (3)
COUN 9990 Internship I (3)
COUN 9991 Internship II (3)
Capstone Projects/Dissertation (9)
COUN 9999 Capstone/dissertation project (3 for a total of 9 credits)
Total 48 hours