Join a nationally-ranked, CACREP-accredited program with the PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at the UGA Gwinnett Campus.

Degree Type: Doctoral

Degree Program Code: PHD_EDUC_GWN

Degree Program Summary:

The Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at the UGA Gwinnett Campus is geared toward school counselors, clinical mental health counselors, and college counselors.

As a participant, you will have the chance to enhance your skills and content knowledge as well as gain opportunities for professional advancement.

The doctoral program focuses on:

  • Training you to become a “scholar-advocate-practitioner” in counseling
  • Preparing you to address issues of social justice in P-12 and higher education settings
  • Helping you to become more effective in advocacy and implementing systemic change

During your first year of coursework, the department will assign you an individual faculty advisor who complements your research and professional interests. During the second Summer, you will select major professors and committee members to direct your program of study and your dissertation.

Your coursework may include:

  • Supervised counselor education and supervision practice, such as teaching and clinical experiences
  • Practicum and internship experiences tailored to your interests
  • A selection of courses that allows further specialization

Through your coursework, practicum, internship, and research experiences, you will work closely with nationally and internationally renowned faculty mentors. Their varied academic interests will provide perspective in your dissertation research.

The program at the UGA Gwinnett Campus offers a cohort model. As you progress in the Ph.D., you will have the opportunity to develop relationships with other students of diverse academic and professional backgrounds.

Locations Offered:


College / School:

Mary Frances Early College of Education

110 Carlton Street
Athens, GA 30602



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