James Madison University

Counseling and Supervision

Curriculum Overview

The Ph.D. in Counseling and Supervision addresses urgent national needs to train and supervise more master's-level counselors. The 48-credit-hour curriculum focuses on counselor education, supervision strategies, leadership skills, counseling services, and research methods.  

A complete listing of all core and elective courses is available in the official JMU Graduate Catalog.

Please note that PSYC 609 Applied Research Methods is now required for incoming students.

Ph.D. in Counseling and Supervision Requirements



Minimum Requirements Credit Hours
PSYC 605. Intermediate Inferential Statistics 3
PSYC 609. Applied Research Methods 3
PSYC 810. Advanced Multicultural Issues 3
PSYC 840. Qualitative Research Design and Analysis 3
PSYC 853. Advanced Supervision in Counseling 3
PSYC 860. Advanced Counseling Theories 3
PSYC 861. Advanced Counseling Techniques 3
PSYC 862. Leadership and Advocacy in Counseling 3
PSYC 663. Counselor Education 3
PSYC 866. Crisis and Emergency Services for Counselors 3

PSYC 881. Issues and Techniques in Research and Evaluation
PSYC 881A, PSYC 881B, PSYC 881C

3
PSYC 882. Doctoral Practicum in Counseling 3
PSYC 892. Doctoral Internship in Counseling, Supervision, and Teaching
Teaching Internship, Supervision Internship, and Counseling Internship
6
PSYC 900. Doctoral Dissertation 6
  48