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Why Consider a Ph.D. in Counselor Education at Duquesne?

Description: The Doctoral Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counselor Education and Supervision is comprised of 60 credits and is accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The program provides counseling professionals in intense preparation for providing counseling and supervision to other mental health professionals, and for teaching and research for the purposes of entering academia.

Types of Employment: Graduates of the program have leadership positions in mental health agencies and school districts, and many are faculty members in counselor preparation programs, including such universities as Penn State, Minnesota, East Tennessee, California, Indiana, Slippery Rock, Westchester, Geneva, Waynesburg, Marywood, Westchester, etc. Masters' and doctoral counseling programs that are accredited by CACREP must hire faculty who have earned a doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program. This has increased the marketability of graduates of CACREP accredited doctoral programs. Counseling psychology or clinical psychology graduates are generally not eligible to be hired to teach in CACREP accredited programs.

Program Structure: Students take 9 credits during the fall and spring semesters, and 6 credits during the summer semesters. Students are on campus for class 2-3 weeknights and Saturdays.

Statistics for Ph.D. in Counselor Education Graduates

Statistics 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Number Enrolled 47 47 58 44 45
Number of Graduates 7 6 10 10 9
Completion Rate No Data 56% 58% 58% 65%
LPC Examination Pass Rate 100% 95% 88% 100% 92%
Job Placement Rate No Data 100% 100% 100% 100%