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
$590 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
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.
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Ph.D. in Counseling

Admissions requirements

Final cohort composition is determined based on application strength, interview performance, and program resources. Click here to make sure you're ready for grad school.

  • The minimal prerequisite is a master’s degree in counseling or a related field (You must have completed a 600 hr. clinical internship with documented programmatic supervision to apply).
  • Academic background
  • Personal and emotional suitability
  • Volunteer or paid experience in the helping professions
  • Educational and professional goals
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on both undergraduate and graduate work
  • Three letters of recommendation including one from a recent or current clinical supervisor
  • A writing sample

Applicants who meet the initial application criteria are screened and top candidates are invited for in-person interviews at Oregon State University's Portland Center. Visit the College of Education Counseling website for additional information.

Note: Unfortunately, due to the program's part-time status, international students are unable to obtain an appropriate educational visa to be eligible for participation in this program.

Application deadline

Applications are due on Jan. 15. We admit a cohort of students each year for the summer term which begins in late June.

How to apply

This program has moved to an all online graduate school application.
Follow instructions on the graduate school application and upload additional documents required by the Ph.D. in Counseling program.

This is not a teacher or professional licensure program

For additional information, visit our license disclosure webpage for associated programs and U.S. state or territory licensing agency contact information.


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