A good fit for individuals who want to fulfill the roles of counselor educators – research, writing, teaching, supervision, counseling and consultation, and leadership and advocacy
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. The doctoral program is ideally suited for individuals with a previously earned master’s degree in counseling or a related field and clinical experience. Doctoral students complete coursework, a doctoral clinical practicum, a counselor education internship including writing, teaching, and supervision, and conduct research leading to the completion of a dissertation. Students average 3 years to complete the doctorate, many of whom balance work and school commitments.