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SHSU’s Doctorate of Philosophy in Counselor Education

Admission Requirements

  1. Graduate Admissions Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Official transcript showing receipt of a master’s degree from an accredited institution
  5. The master’s degree and additional coursework should be substantially equivalent to a core of 48 hours of Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) required curriculum areas
  6. Graduate GPA of 3.5 or higher
  7. Program Application
  8. Personal statement (1000 word maximum)
  9. Five Reference Evaluation Forms, three from officials in schools or mental health agencies where the applicant has been employed and two from current or former graduate-level professors. These must be “closed” recommendations.
  10. Official GRE scores
  11. On-site interview, on-site professional presentation, and on-site writing prompt

Application deadline - December 1

Academic Advisor

Dr. Rick Bruhn

 CEC 130

Graduate Education Support

Office of Graduate Admissions

(Applicants and Prospective Students)


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