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The PhD program has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP) since January, 2009.

Doctor of Philosophy in Education-Counseling Concentration

The Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Counseling is intended to prepare individuals for employment as counselor educators in college and universities, clinicians in private practice and mental health agencies, and counseling leadership positions in schools.  This program provides doctoral students with the skills to conduct scholarly research, lead organizations, and create new knowledge.

The Ph.D. program in Counseling is designed so that students may either study full-time or part-time.  Students who study full-time often are awarded assistantships which include tuition waivers.  Students who study part-time are eligible for student loans.  Full-time doctoral students usually complete their degree programs in three years.  Part-time doctoral students usually take four years to complete their degree programs.

Students who are admitted to the Ph.D. program in Counseling must have a master's degree from a program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP) or the equivalent.  Admitted individuals who do not have a CACREP-accredited master's degree in counseling must complete any missing doctoral programs listed below as a part of their Ph.D. program.

Dr. Tim Grothaus
Counseling Graduate Program Director
Department of Counseling and Human Services
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529-0157