Doctoral Program

Welcome to the Ph.D. Program in Counselor Education and Supervision at UNC Charlotte!

UNC Charlotte’s Ph.D. Program in Counselor Education and Supervision aims to prepare multiculturally competent, ethical, clinically skilled, and knowledgeable professionals for positions as counselor educators in university settings, advanced clinicians, and/or counselor supervisors in schools and community settings. The subsections of this website provide information on the program mission, program of study, graduate feedback, notable features, and more. We invite you to explore each section and learn more about our program.

Doctoral Program Information Session Dates

Topic: PhD Program Information Sessions

August 17, 2023; 4-5 pm

September 5, 2023; 12-1 pm

September 28, 2023; 6-7 pm

October 25, 2023; 3-4 pm

November 7, 2023; 9-10 am

All information sessions will be held on Zoom. Click here to sign up to attend an information session.

Counseling Doctoral Students Recognized Nationally with Top Fellowships

The doctoral handbook is provided below. The handbook serves as an introduction to the program for potential applicants and an essential guide for current doctoral students. The handbook includes a program description, course and clinical requirements, course sequencing, curriculum planning, the comprehensive examination process, dissertation procedures, forms, and policies.

Should you have any questions about the Ph.D. Program in Counselor Education and Supervision at UNC Charlotte, please feel free to contact me.


Dr. Kristie Opiola

Doctoral Program Director

Admission and Progression Requirements, and all Program Requirements can be found in the Graduate Catalog. Please see the information below:

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Program Documents
Doctoral Handbook (PDF) The student handbook is crucial reading for all Counseling Program Doctoral students and prospective students. It contains important program information, documents, and forms.
Doctoral Clinical Handbook (PDF) The clinical handbook provides access to requirements and forms for Doctoral Practicum and Internships.
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