Grand Canyon University

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision Quantitative


3300 W Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85017

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision Quantitative

Format: Online

Program Description:

What Is a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision?

Part of Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Counselor Education and Supervision degree program is intended to prepare graduates to work as counselor educators, supervisors, researchers and practitioners in academic and clinical settings. The standards for this program are intended to accommodate the unique strengths of students seeking to enhance their leadership and counseling skills. Students will have the opportunity to employ quantitative methodology to design, collect and analyze information in alignment with conducting a scholarly dissertation.

Choosing to Specialize in a Quantitative PhD

Doctoral students pursuing GCU’s quantitative PhD will focus on analyzing events by interpreting numeric data, whereas students pursuing GCU’s qualitative PhD will focus on analyzing how and why people think, believe and behave a certain way. To complete the research for a quantitative PhD, students will develop expertise in the creation of a sampling plan and in the collection of data. They will then use statistical tools to clean and analyze data, as well as assess reliability. Once their research has concluded, they will present their results in a written report.

Skills You Can Develop in the Counselor Education and Supervision PhD Program

Students pursuing their PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision are taught by seasoned experts in the field of counseling education. This 65-credit program allows students to study ethics and morality, discuss educational philosophies and models of adult learning, explore the basic components of quantitative research design, interact with statistical tests and statistical analysis software in the context of designing a quantitative research study, address social justice concerns, engage in the supervised practical application of previously studied theory and more. To graduate from this program, students must pass courses including:

    Advanced integrated theories and practices
    Clinical supervision
    Counselor education and supervision practicum
    Designing a quantitative study 1 and 2
    Ethics, laws and multicultural issues
    Leadership and social justice
    Quantitative data analysis, results and findings
    Quantitative data collection and statistical mechanics
    Special topics in counseling education and supervision
    The literature landscape: counselor education and supervision

What Can You Do With a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision?

Earning your PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision is a great way to gain additional knowledge in your field, stand out from the competition and advance your career. Program graduates may go on to pursue positions in higher education or become clinical supervisors. Positions associated with this PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision include:

    Advanced clinician
    Clinical supervisor
    Counseling advocate
    Counseling agency director
    Counseling leader
    Counseling practitioner
    Faculty member

If seeking licensure or certification, applicants to the program are responsible for contacting their state department of education for licensure requirements and program approval. In addition, fingerprint/background clearance is required.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Perkins Loan, Stafford Student Loans, PLUS Loans, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) State Grant, Arizona Post-Secondary Education Voucher Program State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Locale: Large City

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