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 This program is not fully online. It includes classes held twice a term in Portland, Oregon. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
Start term
Summer

Ph.D. in Counseling

Curriculum

The 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.

This is a full doctorate program at the completion of which you will earn a Ph.D. in Counseling from Oregon State University. Current core areas and course topics in this degree program include:

  • Research and publication
  • Supervision
  • Advanced counseling 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 cultural, theoretical, and research-based frameworks that can guide and inform student development into leaders in counselor education and supervision. A required practicum and internship are designed to further advance competencies in basic skills, facilitative dimensions and the counseling process.

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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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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