Courses

Required Courses Sem.Hrs.

The Course Requirements of 60 semester credit hours for the degree program Doctor of Philosophy in Professional Counseling consists of program specific courses (48 semester hours), a Qualifying Examination (0 semester hours), and Dissertation courses (12 semester hours).

 
Required Courses for the Doctor of Philosophy in Professional Counseling   

DT 9300 Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Counseling in the
PhD Setting
DT 9306 Synthesis of Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories
DT 9309 Applied Adult Development
DT 9312 Relational Sexual Therapy
DT 9315 Strategies to Reduce Marriage and Family Dysfunction
DT 9318 Systemic Interventions in Abusive Relationships
DT 9321 Analysis of Substance Abuse Interventions
DT 9324 Systems of Relational and Intrapsychic Diagnosis
DT 9327 Consultation with Larger Systems
DT 9330 Medical Family Therapy
DT 9332 Counseling for Change
DT 9336 Quality Practice and Fiscal Systems (For students who plan to practice.)
-OR- DT 9337 Teaching Practicum (For students who plan to teach.)
RS 9361 Advanced Research Methods
RS 9362 Theory and Methodology of Qualitative Research
RS 9363 Design and Quantitative Analysis in Research I
RS 9364 Design and Quantitative Analysis in Research II

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Total Required Hours for Doctoral Degree 48
Qualifying Examination for the Doctor of Philosophy in
Professional Counseling 
 

DT 9053 Qualifying Examination for Doctor of Philosophy in
Marriage and Family Therapy

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Total Qualifying Examination Hours for Doctoral Degree 0
   
Research Dissertation Modules for the Doctor of Philosophy in
Professional Counseling 
 

RC 9391 Research Dissertation in Counseling Module I
RC 9392 Research Dissertation in Counseling Module II
RC 9393 Research Dissertation in Counseling Module III
RC 9394 Research Dissertation in Counseling Module IV

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Total Research Dissertation Module Hours for Doctoral Degree 12
Total Hours for Doctoral Degree 60