American Counseling Association ILT conference in Alexandria, Virginia, Thursday, July 23, 2014. (Paul Sakuma Photography) www.paulsakuma.comThank you for your interest in our doctoral program!

At the doctoral level, we offer a in counseling and counselor education. The doctoral program prepares students for careers in academia and advanced clinical and administrative positions. Our program aligns with the University of Florida’s mission to prepare the next generation of scholars and professional leaders. Thus, our doctoral program is a good fit for individuals who want to fulfill the roles of counselor educators – research, writing, teaching, service, securing external funding to support scholarship, assuming professional leadership positions, etc. The doctoral program is ideally suited for individuals with previously earned masters and at least two years of clinical experience. Doctoral students complete coursework, a doctoral clinical internship, participate in teaching and supervision, and conduct research leading to the completion of a dissertation. Students average 3 to 4 years to complete the doctorate, many of whom balance work and school commitments.

The fall incoming class for doctoral program is usually about 7 students. You will be assigned a temporary adviser initially who will work with you until you select your dissertation chairperson. Professors are accessible and happy to work with students.

Please feel free to contact Patty Bruner, at about specifics of the application process.


Jacqueline Swank, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
Counselor Education and Supervision Doctoral Program Coordinator

email icon Counselor Education and Supervision Doctoral Program email:

phone icon Phone: 352-273-4336

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