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Education: Counselor Education and Supervision (PhD)

Degree Program Overview

Join a nationally-ranked, CACREP-accredited program with the PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at the UGA Gwinnett Campus.

Social justice and multicultural values guide our degree in counselor education and supervision. We have designed the program with a flexible schedule ideal for full-time school counselors and mental health counselors.

Program highlights include,

  1. Part-time program at the UGA Gwinnett Campus
  2. Department nationally ranked No. 8 by U.S. News & World Report
  3. CACREP-accredited program with a strong multicultural and social justice emphasis
  4. Uses a cohort model to help students develop academic relationships
  5. Graduates find rewarding careers in academia, community, and P-16 settings

Curriculum and Courses

The PhD in Education: Counselor Education and Supervision at the UGA Gwinnett Campus is a part-time PhD program geared toward school counselors and community and mental health counselors.

As a participant, you will have the chance to enhance your skills and content knowledge as well as gain opportunities for professional advancement.

The doctoral program focuses on:

  • Training you to become a "scholar-advocate-practitioner" in counseling
  • Preparing you to address issues of social justice in P-12 and higher education settings
  • Helping you to become more effective in advocacy and implementing systemic change

During your first year of coursework, the department will assign you an individual faculty advisor who complements your research and professional interests. During the second summer, you will select major professors and committee members to direct your program of study and your dissertation.

Your coursework may include:

  • Supervised counselor education and supervision practice, such as teaching and clinical experiences
  • Practicum and internship experiences tailored to your interests
  • A selection of courses that allows further specialization

Through your coursework, practicum, internship, and research experiences, you will work closely with nationally and internationally renowned faculty mentors. Their varied academic interests will provide perspective in your dissertation research.

The program at the UGA Gwinnett Campus offers a cohort model. As you progress in the PhD, you will have the opportunity to develop relationships with other students of diverse academic and professional backgrounds.


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To apply, submit the following:

  • Graduate School application
  • Send GRE scores to Graduate Admissions via ETS; ETS code for UGA is 5813. No departmental code is required.
  • TOEFL or IELTS Applicants from non-English speaking country only
  • Official transcripts Native language and English for international applicants
  • Statement of purpose
  • Curriculum vita/Resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Admission is based on the following:

  • Undergraduate and graduate academic achievement
  • References
  • Send GRE scores to Graduate Admissions via ETS; ETS code for UGA is 5813. No departmental code is required.
  • Professional contributions to the field
  • Quality and extent of professional work experience
  • Personal goal compatibility with program goals
  • Potential for success as a professional scholar/practitioner
  • Demonstrated commitment to the field

Applicants must have completed a master's degree from accredited universities.

Applications to the program are due by December 1st each year.

Associated Faculty

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