Ph.D. in Counseling
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Be a counselor educator, supervisor – and a leader
The Ph.D. in Counseling program prepares students to work as advanced practitioners, clinical supervisors and counselor educators in clinical and academic settings. The program emphasizes student contribution to the counseling profession through research while understanding and addressing the societal changes of today's communities. OSU's Ph.D. program is CACREP-accredited and aims to prepare graduates to be leaders and advocates for change.
This doctorate program is offered by the Oregon State University College of Education and online courses are delivered by OSU Ecampus.
Applicants are required to have a master's degree in counseling or closely related field, which can be applied toward your Ph.D. total credits. You must have a commitment to the counseling profession and to solving critical human problems in our increasingly diverse world.
Collaborative cohort model
As a Ph.D. in Counseling student, you will be a member of a supportive and active cohort of peers. Past participants have included working professional counselors from across the U.S. Each student is guided by a department professor or advisor throughout this three- to five-year (post-master's) doctoral degree program.
Online/face-to-face hybrid format
The program operates as a "hybrid" program involving both face-to-face and online instruction for each course. Face-to-face classes occur only twice each quarter in a Friday through Saturday block at Oregon State’s downtown Portland classroom building. Because the face-to-face course location is in the Portland metropolitan area, it is easily accessible from the Portland International Airport and surrounding regions, making it possible for out-of-state students to participate.