How long does it take to complete the program?

Coursework is typically completed after two full years of part-time attendance. The remaining 7 credits of internship (630 hours) and 36 credits of dissertation take anywhere from 1 to 3 additional years.

What are the admission requirements?

The minimum requirements for the Doctoral degree are a Master of Counseling or closely related field with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Academic background, personal and emotional suitability, volunteer or paid experience in the helping professions, and the educational and professional goals of each candidate are evaluated before admission is granted. Screening includes, but is not limited to, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. A personal interview is required for those applicants who meet the initial application criteria. 

How do I apply?

All information related to applications can be found on the "How to Apply" page.

Is the GRE required?

We do not require the GRE for admission into our program. We feel that there are many other areas that will reflect if a candidate is a fit for the program including past academic work, professional and volunteer experience.

When does the program begin?

A new cohort enters the Doctoral degree program starts every summer quarter. 

How many credits does it take to graduate?

The Doctoral program is 150 credits (including Master’s transfer credits).

Who can I contact about the program?

Dr. Lisa Schulz, 541.737.5959,