Degree Program Overview
The Ph.D. in Clinical Counseling: Teaching and Supervision is an advanced professional degree designed for several groups: a) those who wish to enhance their skills as a therapist, b) those who wish to further their career within the mental health delivery system, c) those who wish to take a more active role in supervision and the development of other therapists, and d) those who wish to expand their professional options to include teaching in undergraduate and graduate training programs. The strong theme of the program is to develop clinicians who will themselves demonstrate leadership that will positively enhance the professional mental health community.
How to Apply to the Ph.D. Program
Please complete the application along with the following admissions steps:
Submit official transcripts from where an undergraduate degree was completed and from all institutions where graduate work was completed. Prior completion of a master’s degree with a 3.25 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in counseling, marriage and family therapy, or a similar field is required. All transcripts must be sent directly to the Graduate Counseling Program.
- GRE Score
Submit GRE score current within 5 years with a minimum score of 300 for the verbal and quantitative sections combined; a minimum writing score of 3.5 is preferred. Scores must be from within the previous five years.
- Three Letters of Recommendation
Submit one letter from a pastor attesting to the Christian character of the applicant. Submit two letters from former professors or employers/supervisors who have been in a position to evaluate your clinical skills as well as your capacity to complete a doctorate.
- A 400 Word Letter of Intent
Submit a 400 word Letter of Intent specifying your purpose and goals for entering the Ph.D. program.
- Professional Vita
Submit a professional vita. Include degrees earned, ministry and/or counseling experience, and career goals.
- TOEFL Score
International students or students for whom English is a second language must submit scores from the TOEFL with a minimum score of 600 on the paper version and 250 on the computer version.
- Application Fee
Submit a $50.00 non-refundable application fee.
- Application deadline:
Graduates will have successfully completed all requirements of the curricula, maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher (with no more than two course grades below a C+ or C and no grades of C- or below), successfully completed the comprehensive examination, fulfilled the internship, and successfully defended the dissertation within six years of admission into the program.
For more detailed information, please refer to the graduate catalog.