Program of Study

UNC Charlotte’s Ph.D. Program in Counselor Education and Supervision has been designed to prepare dedicated, knowledgeable, skillful, socially and culturally aware, and ethically responsible professionals for the 21st century. Students working towards a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision must complete a program of study of at least 63 semester credit hours. Additional internships, practica, and coursework may be assigned as needed. Although the order of coursework remains similar for most Ph.D. students, students can also work with their Doctoral Program Committee to design a program of study that best suits their needs.

Below are the required courses for the Ph.D. Program of Study, as well as a sample Program of Study


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Typical Sequence of Classes (Based on current Graduate Catalog)

Below is a sample course sequence.  The following sequences show the semesters when specific courses are currently offered.  Please note that some courses are only offered in the fall semester and some only in the spring semester.

Students must take two (2) required elective courses during their Program of Study. Students may choose, or be required by their Doctoral Advisory Committee, to take additional courses based on their career goals and professional development needs. 


















Year 1



CSLG 8100

Advanced Theories of Counseling



CSLG 8431

Doctoral Practicum




CSLG 8345

Advanced Multicultural Counseling


CSLG 8346

Applied Multicultural Counseling




CSLG 8105

Introduction to Counselor Education and Supervision


RSCH 8110

Descriptive and Inferential Statistics




RSCH 8210

Applied Research Methods


CSLG 8400

Doctoral Internship: Counseling1







CSLG 8443

Doctoral Internship: Research2









Year 2

RSCH 8111

Qualitative Research Methods


RSCH 8120

Advanced Statistics


CSLG 8442

Doctoral Internship: Supervision




CSLG 8110

Clinical Supervision in Counseling


CSLG 8998

Seminar in Prospectus Design




CSLG 8203

Instructional Theory in Counselor Education


RSCH 8140

Multivariate Statistics




CSLG 8443

Doctoral Internship: Research2


CSLG 8445

Doctoral Internship: Counselor Education3









Year  3



CSLG 8445 

Doctoral Internship: Counselor Education3







CSLG 8999



CSLG 8999



1Elective requirement for admits with less than 1 year of counseling experience post Master’ degree
 2Register 3 times for 1 credit, for a total of 3 credit hours