Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    
    Nov 22, 2019  
Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

Professional Counseling and Supervision, Ed.D.


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The mission of the Professional Counseling and Supervision program is to prepare School and Community Counselors to be exemplary leaders in professional counseling and supervision and in program evaluation. In addition, they will demonstrate a commitment to helping marginalized and underserved populations in the communities, schools, and agencies they serve. The program consists of 111 graduate hours, 36 hours beyond a 48 hour CACREP accredited (or CACREP equivalent) master’s degree and 27 hour Ed.S. degree in counseling. After a rigorous screening process, cohorts are selected in March of each year, and students will be notified of their acceptance in April. The fully online degree program begins in the summer semester. The program is designed to be completed in two full years (6 semesters, including summers). Successful completion and defense of a dissertation are required.

Admission Requirements Include:


  • Licensed or Licensable in counseling or related field
  • Official GRE scores not older than 5 years with preferred scores of
    • Verbal 151
    • Quantitative 142
  • Masters in counseling or related field
    • (i.e. Psychology, clinical social worker, mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist (MFT),  school psychologist, school counselor, or school social worker) - CACREP accredited or equivalent accreditation*
  • Minimum of three years of counseling experience in private or public schools, community agency, university, hospital, or private practice
  • If all of the above are met, then the application requires the following:
    • A 300-500 word essay presenting the applicant’s professional goals and the relationship between those goals and the program mission
    • Official transcripts from all schools attended for all degrees including schools attended only for transfer credit
    • Three recommendations from professionals who are familiar with the applicant’s professional qualities and academic potential. The electronic Recommendation Request form will be available after you submit your application
  • Vitae
  • Please see website for further information: https://www.westga.edu/academics/education/cspc/eddpcs/

Core Class Credits: 48 Hours


Credits with 4 Elective: 12 Hours


Total Credits: 60 Hours


Total Credits: 39 Hours


Carried over: 27 Hours


Total Credits: 66 Hours


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