Academic preparation and professional experiences for the doctoral degree are designed to prepare students to become knowledgeable counselor educators, formidable leaders and advocates, competent researchers, and/or advanced counselors and supervisors in a variety of settings.  More specifically, the doctoral program prepares students to be competent in five areas: counseling, supervision, teaching, research and scholarship, and leadership and advocacy.  Example doctoral courses include Ethical and Legal issues in Counselor Education and Supervision, Advanced Multicultural Practice in Counselor Education and Supervision, Instructional Theory and Practice in Counselor Education and Supervision, and Counselor Supervision.

The Counselor Education and Supervision track requires a minimum of 71 graduate semester credits beyond the master's degree.  It also includes the successful completion of practicum and internship experiences, written and oral comprehensives, and a dissertation.  Students take between three and seven years to complete the requirements.

*Beginning Summer 2021, the Counselor Education doctoral program will require 60 credits.

Questions about the Counselor Education and Supervision should be directed to the Doctoral Program Coordinator:

Dr. Jill Nelson
1919 North University Drive
NDSU Dept. 2625  PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108
(701) 231-7415 

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