Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    May 30, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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:


  • Official transcripts of work completed to earn undergraduate, master’s, and education specialist degrees
  • An Education Specialist degree in counseling from an accredited institution
  • A master’s degree in counseling from a CACREP accredited program. If the program was not CACREP accredited at the time of the applicant’s graduation, the applicant must demonstrate that the program was substantially CACREP equivalent
  • Minimum graduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for all graduate course work
  • Professional Counselor License or School Counselor License or Certificate
  • Official GRE scores (Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning) to UWG. Scores must be dated July 1, 2011, or more recent to be accepted. Minimum expected scores are: Verbal Reasoning 151 and Quantitative Reasoning 142.
  • A 300-500 word essay presenting the applicant’s professional goals and the relationship between those goals and the program mission
  • Three recommendations from professionals who are familiar with the applicant’s professional qualities and academic potential on the Professional Counseling and Supervision recommendation form
  • A vitae listing contact information, educational background, employment history, awards and recognitions, presentations, etc.
  • Minimum of three years of counseling experience in private or public schools, community agency, university, hospital, or private practice
  • Please see website for complete further information: http://www.westga.edu/eddpcs/

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