Credits required
150 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 150 quarter credits are equal to 100 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$589 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
Hybrid You can complete this program in a hybrid format that blends online coursework with in-person classes held periodically in Portland, Oregon. View the curriculum.
Start term
Summer

Ph.D. in Counseling

Be a counselor educator, supervisor – and a leader

The Ph.D. in Counseling program prepares students to work as advanced practitioners, clinical supervisors and counselor educators in clinical and academic settings. The program emphasizes student contribution to the counseling profession through research while understanding and addressing the societal changes of today's communities. OSU's Ph.D. program is CACREP-accredited and aims to prepare graduates to be leaders and advocates for change.

This doctorate program is offered by the Oregon State University College of Education and online courses are delivered by OSU Ecampus.

Participants

Applicants are required to have a master's degree in counseling or closely related field, which can be applied toward your Ph.D. total credits. You must have a commitment to the counseling profession and to solving critical human problems in our increasingly diverse world.

Collaborative cohort model

As a Ph.D. in Counseling student, you become a member of a supportive and active cohort of peers. Past participants have included working professional counselors from across the U.S. Each student is guided by a department professor or advisor throughout this three- to five-year (post-master's) doctoral degree program.

As a Ph.D. in Counseling student, you become a member of a supportive and active cohort of peers. Past participants have included working professional counselors from Oregon, Washington, California, Hawaii and Alaska. Each student is guided by a department professor or advisor throughout this three- to five-year (post-master's) doctoral degree program.

Online/face-to-face hybrid format

The program operates as a "hybrid" program involving both face-to-face and online instruction for each course. Face-to-face classes occur only twice each quarter in a Friday through Saturday block at Oregon State’s downtown Portland classroom building. Because the face-to-face course location is in the Portland metropolitan area, it is easily accessible from the Portland International Airport and surrounding regions, making it possible for out-of-state students to participate.

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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