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.  

The listing of the currently required courses is available in the official 2016-2017 Graduate Catalog at: http://www.jmu.edu/gradcatalog/16/doctoral-programs/counseling.shtml

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