Ph.D. in Counseling and Supervision (DCED)

DEGREE OFFERED

Ph.D. in Counseling and Supervision (DCED)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

JUNE 30

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Ph.D. in Counseling and Supervision prepares experienced counselors and college student affairs professionals to advance their careers as compassionate trauma informed faculty, supervisors, clinicians, researchers, and administrators.  This personal, student-centered program fosters the development of individual strengths and professional leadership. To our knowledge, this is the first doctoral program in the country following a scholar-practitioner-advocate model that integrates trauma-informed practice, social justice, and evidence-based counseling.  Students will work with nationally recognized, highly skilled faculty in a vibrant, diverse community to develop their unique specialization in areas such as advanced counseling, trauma counseling, clinical supervision, counseling children, multicultural counseling, and college student affairs.

Graduates will earn the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Counseling and Supervision. Courses are scheduled evenings and weekends in a hybrid format to accommodate working professionals.  Full-time students can complete the degree in 3 years; it is possible for part-time students to complete the degree in 4 years. Applications for doctoral assistantships will be considered with the admission application. The program of study requires: 7 core courses, 4 quantitative and qualitative research courses; 2 specialization courses, practicum in counseling, and 2 internships in supervision and in teaching. The dissertation is completed over three semesters after passing the qualifying comprehensive examination. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the University’s admissions requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Counseling from an accredited college or university
  • Recommended 3.5 cumulative GPA for the master’s degree
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Copy of counseling license or plan to obtain licensure during the doctoral program.  Student Affairs professionals are not required to hold a professional counseling license.
  • Three letters of recommendation by (a)supervisor, (b) faculty member, and (c) another supervisor, faculty member, or professional. *
  • Comprehensive current professional resume/CV
  • Personal Statement of 4 to 8 pages (use APA style, written in first person) that presents
    • your education, philosophy, and personal and professional development as a counselor, supervisor, or college student affairs professional
    • your reasons and goals for applying to this program at Kean University, and
    • your plans upon completion of the doctoral degree
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). Exceptions can be made for students who have completed at least 6 credits of college level English courses from a U.S. institution, or who have submitted SAT or ACT exam scores.

* ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT LETTERS

(a)    one letter from a counseling supervisor familiar with the applicant’s counseling skills, professional identity, dispositions, and ethics

(b)    one letter from a faculty member familiar with the applicant’s academic performance, writing, research, and potential for success in doctoral study

(c)     one additional letter from a counselor, Counseling faculty, or clinical supervisor

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 57-58 credits
  • Comprehensive qualifying examination
  • Dissertation and oral defense
  • National Counseling Examination
  • National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (for mental health and trauma counseling specializations)

 

CORE COURSES - 22 CREDITS

CED 7910

Professional Seminar

2 credits

CED 7915

Social and Cultural Perspectives

3 credits

CED 7952

Advanced Counseling Theory and Evidence Based Practice

3 credits

CED 7963

Advanced Group Counseling

3 credits

CED 7957

Trauma Foundations

3 credits

CED 7959

Sexuality in Counseling

3 credits

CED 7975

Advanced Career Counseling

3 credits

CED 7989

Advanced Clinical Supervision

3 credits

 

RESEARCH CORE COURSES – 12 CREDITS

EDD 6330

Introduction to Statistical Methods

3 credits

CED 7930

Qualitative Methods

3 credits

CED 6340

Advanced Quantitative Statistics

3 credits

CED 7936

Qualitative Data Analysis

3 credits

 
CLINICAL CORE AND TEACHING COURSES– 9 CREDITS

CED 7980

Advanced Practicum in Counseling

3 credits

CED 7985

Advanced Internship I: Professional

3-6 credits

CED 7986

Advanced Internship II: Teaching

3-6 credits

 
DISSERTATION - 9 CREDITS

CED 8001

Dissertation

9-12 credits

CED 8002

Dissertation Continued

1-6 credits

 
SPECIALIZATION COURSES - 5-6 CREDITS

CED 7958

Psychopharmacology

2 credits

CED 7961

Trauma Assessment and Counseling

3 credits

CED 7631

Advanced College Student Services and Counseling

3 credits

CED 7632

Advanced College Counseling and Student Development

3 cred

Additional courses and credits may be required to meet competencies and/or specialization.

 

TOTAL OF 57-58 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

gradadmissions@kean.edu
908.737.7100

Program coordinator

Dr. Jane Webber
East Campus, Room 305
T. 908.737.5950
CED_PHD@kean.edu

 

Updated 11/26/17