Preparing graduates to work as counselors, educators, supervisors, and program leaders.
credits post-master's entry
evenings and weekends
The educational doctorate degree in counselor education and supervision program at Viterbo University is intended to prepare graduates to work as counselors, educators, supervisors, and program leaders. With an integrative behavioral healthcare focus, the doctoral program in counselor education and supervision seeks to meet the growing need for highly qualified counselor leaders—advanced counseling practitioners, educators, and supervisors.
This program interfaces with the mission of the university emphasizing the values of contemplation, integrity, hospitality, stewardship, and service into their personal and professional lives. As such, active learning through service delivery and research is emphasized as well as an integration of the following curricular themes: a counselor education curriculum, a multicultural emphasis, a research model, a competency-based program, and a focus on integrative primary behavioral health care.
Developed with the working professional in mind, the Ed.D. is a 60-credit hour, evening and weekend, year-round program that can be completed in four years, taking as little as six credits per semester. An accelerated track is also available, completing nine credits per semester over a three-year period. Successful completion of the program includes a written and oral examination and the dissertation sequence.