Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
69 Credit Hours
The CACREP Accredited Doctor of Philosophy degree in Counselor Education provides the highest professional degree available to students who aspire to leadership positions in counselor education and school counseling. Although the degree includes a prescribed curriculum of required and elective courses, the doctoral degree will be awarded on the basis of successful completion of coursework and completion of a major research study resulting in the presentation and defense of a dissertation.
- We bring over 90% of the Ph.D. coursework to a north Houston campus or facility.
- The Center for Counselor Education on the campus of SHSU houses the Jack Staggs Clinic, a state-of-the-art clinical training facility where students develop advanced skills in counseling, counselor supervision, and teaching under the skillful mentoring of doctoral faculty.
- Students have the benefit of interfacing with faculty with national and international reputations in their particular fields. Faculty members are active in professional
organizations, publish in national and
international journals, present sessions at
national and international conferences, and
provide leadership in the field. Faculty
regularly include and/or mentor doctoral
students in activities such as scholarly
publication, professional presentation,
involvement in professional counseling
organizations, and other aspects of the
profession of counseling and counselor
- The cost of the program is approximately
$1,000 per three-hour course (not including
textbooks). Students typically take two
courses in the fall and spring semesters and
three in the summer. The Ph.D. requires a
minimum of 69 semester credit hours to
- Many of our graduate students receive
financial aid from the federal government.
The Financial Aid Office at SHSU (936/294-1774)
is very helpful in directing students through the
process of receiving financial aid.
Application Due - February
The application deadline for the next Cohort (#9) is February 1, 2011.
Enrollment Semester - May/June (Cohort)
Face-to-Face (Evenings and Weekends)