Doctoral Counseling Programs

The Ph.D. program in Counselor Education at Texas A&M University-Commerce has a long and distinguished history of preparing exceptional practitioners, counselor educators, and leaders in the counseling profession. Doctoral Program objectives include:

1. Students will acquire a broad knowledge base, beyond that required for entering the counseling profession, in counseling and related professional areas.

2. Students will successfully complete extensive internship experiences directly related to their individual professional goals.

3. Students will refine their research skills beyond those necessary for intelligent consumption of counseling-related research to a level that results in the generation of programmatic research that is significant in the counseling profession.

4. Students will compare and contrast supervision theories in terms of goals, roles, and techniques for change, with an emphasis placed on the supervision literature.

5. The overall objective is to develop specific knowledge and experience bases within students to enable them to become effective counselor educators, counseling practitioners at advanced skill levels, and/or leaders in counseling-related educational, agency, or business settings.

The Current Doctoral Students section provides the Doctoral Student Bulletin Board for announcements along with the Comprehensive Examination Schedule and a Doctoral Student Checklist.

The Prospective Doctoral Students section provides an orientation to the program, Frequently Asked Questions about the doctoral program, degree plan information, graduate course descriptions, steps to completing the doctoral degree, and information about how to apply to the doctoral program.