University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Counselor Education Ph.D.

Doctor of Philosophy - Counselor Education


Required Core Courses48
Total Hours48

Degree Specific Credits: 48 beyond the Master's degree

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Required Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
COUN 620Advanced Counseling Theories3
COUN 630Doctoral Clinical Practice3
COUN 635Clinical Supervision Practice3
COUN 640Professional Leadership and Scholarly Development3
COUN 650Pedagogy and the Professorate3
COUN 674Qualitative Research I3
COUN 675Qualitative Research II3
COUN 685Methods in Counselor Education and Professional Counseling6-9
COUN 699Thesis/Dissertation3-14
Elective Area of Scholarly Interest (advisor approved)3
Complete one of the following Quantitative Research Sequences: 16-7
Educational Statistics
and Quantitative Research
Advanced Psychological Statistics I
and Advanced Psychological Statistics II
and Research Design
Total Hours39-54

Students discuss both options with advisors, and recommendations are made based on student goals and interests.

Minimum Required Grade: C