Developed with the working professional in mind, the Ed.D. is a 60-credit hour, evening and weekend, year-round program that can be completed in four years, taking as little as six credits per semester. An accelerated track is also available, completing nine credits per semester over a three-year period.

  • 12 credits advanced clinical practice
  • 6 credits counseling supervision
  • 6 credits counselor education and instruction
  • 15 credits research
  • 6 credits leadership and advocacy
  • 6 credits integrative behavioral health
  • 9 credits field work

Successful completion of the program includes a written and oral examination and the dissertation sequence.

Students will complete three credits of practicum in a placement designed to develop the knowledge and skills for counselor education, supervision, or advanced counseling practice. 

Students complete approximately 20 hours a week in a clinical setting designed to move the student toward independent work with students, clients, or supervisees under the full supervision of a site supervisor. Internship typically consists of two courses spanning two semesters.

Students will conduct a scholarly project. This project is an opportunity for students to engage in independent scholarly work in a defined area of significance to the counselor education and supervision field. Students will work with faculty advisors for assistance, critique, and expertise. The student will receive a grade at the end of the semester of the dissertation project, a B or better indicates satisfactory progress. Students are required to disseminate their work in a prescribed way. Students will use a research model that includes the rigor of quantitative and qualitative methodologies consistent with doctoral level inquiry and program evaluation procedures using outcome driven decision-making processes related to best practices.