Curriculum: Ph.D. in Counseling

The curriculum includes exploration of issues that today's counselors are facing and effective problem-solving skills that can immediately apply to the needs of working counseling professionals. This is a full, doctorate program at the completion of which you will earn a Ph.D. in Counseling from Oregon State University.

Current course topics in this degree program include:

  • Supervision
  • Advanced theory and practice
  • Assessment
  • Career counseling
  • Consultation
  • Group counseling
  • Diversity and social justice
  • Counselor education

The focus of the Ph.D. in Counseling program is on advanced practice, counselor supervision and counselor education.

The weekend sessions are highly interactive, engaging, and focus on understanding key solutions that students can immediately implement in their daily work practices or educational setting.

This is not a teacher or professional licensure program

In compliance with an agreement with the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission for participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), Oregon State University provides information regarding professional licensure through distance education. The courses and programs, delivered online by OSU Ecampus, are not formally approved for professional licensure outside of the state of Oregon.

To determine whether these courses or programs meet licensure requirements in your state, you must contact the appropriate licensing board(s). Visit our license disclosure webpage for each state's contact information.


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