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 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.
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


Oregon State's Ph.D. in Counseling curriculum includes exploration of issues that today's counselor educators, supervisors, and counselors are facing. The curriculum emphasizes cultural, theoretical, and research-based frameworks that can guide and inform student development into leaders in counselor education and supervision.

The program's focus is on advanced practice, counselor supervision and counselor education.

Degree requirements

A total of 150 quarter credits are required to graduate with your Ph.D. in Counseling. Full degree requirements and curriculum information are available on Oregon State's academic catalog.

Core program areas and sample course topics

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

Additional program features


In order to graduate, you will be required to complete a 630-hour internship that is designed to further advance your competencies in basic skills, facilitative dimensions and the counseling process.

Weekend coursework and face-to-face meetings

The face-to-face weekend class sessions in downtown Portland are highly interactive and engaging. They focus on understanding cultural, theoretical and research-based frameworks that can guide and inform your development into a leader in counselor education and supervision.


For questions about the curriculum, please contact program lead Ada N. Massa, Ph.D., in OSU's College of Education at



Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization to operate in your state.

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