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General Requirements

Doctoral applicants to the Counselor Education and Supervision (optional rehabilitation and disability specialization) program are expected to have completed a master’s degree from the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) or CACREP accredited rehabilitation counseling program. They will be encouraged to enroll in new course content areas that were not addressed in their master’s training. Applicants with a master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or other human service field are required to consult with his/her advisor regarding master’s level courses specific to rehabilitation counseling that may need to be completed in addition to the usual doctoral studies.

Candidates are reviewed according to:

  • Undergraduate and graduate grade point averages;
  • Relevance of previous academic study;
  • Professional employment history;
  • Rationale for doctoral study;
  • Letters of recommendation (minimum of three from former professors and supervisors);
  • Results of the GRE (if applicable);
  • A personal interview.

The faculty are particularly interested in the recruitment of qualified students from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, as well as students with disabilities.

Curriculum Requirements

  • The program requires approximately two to three years of full-time coursework, plus different program milestones and a dissertation. The full program can take about up to four years to complete.
  • Coursework, program milestones, dissertation, and other research opportunities can be found in the Doctoral Student Program Handbook.