Skip to Navigation
Argosy Logo

Academic Catalog

    Argosy University
  Oct 20, 2017
2017-2018 Argosy University Academic Catalog—Graduate Programs | Volume 8, Issue 1

Doctor of Education in Counselor Education & Supervision Degree Program

Offering Campuses

Argosy University, Atlanta; Argosy University, Chicago; Argosy University, Dallas; Argosy University, Denver; Argosy University, Nashville; Argosy University, Northern Virginia; Argosy University, Salt Lake City; Argosy University, Sarasota; Argosy University, Tampa

Program Overview

The field of counselor education and supervision is dedicated to both the academic preparation and comprehensive supervision of counselors across multiple settings. The Doctor of Education (EdD) in Counselor Education & Supervision degree program aligns with the master’s-level Counselor Education programs in order to encourage entry-level counseling students to work toward becoming doctoral-level practitioners, educators, and supervisors. The EdD in Counselor Education & Supervision degree program is designed to prepare counselors for a variety of settings by providing the advanced skills and knowledge necessary to provide leadership and advocacy, as well as serve in supervisory, training, and teaching positions in the counseling profession.

The EdD in Counselor Education & Supervision degree program is designed to help current practitioners with existing master’s-level preparation to advance their careers. This doctorate degree can provide expanded opportunities to compete in the market place, on par with the growing number of doctoral-level counseling practitioners.

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcome One: Counselor Supervision
Competency 1: Effectively apply theories and practices of counselor supervision.

Program Learning Outcome Two: Research (Understanding and Applying Qualitative and Quantitative Research)
Competency 1: Apply scientific foundations of counseling and scientific methodology to the design of research and analysis of counseling topics: case material, counselor education and counselor supervision.

Program Learning Outcome Three: Advanced Practice/Assessment
Competency 1: Effectively apply theory pertaining to the principles and practice of counseling, career development, group work, systems, assessment and consultation.

Program Learning Outcome Four: Counselor Education
Competency 1: Effectively apply instructional theory and methods relevant to counselor education.

Program Learning Outcome Five: Ethics
Competency 1: Commit to, demonstrate, and engage in ethical practice and ethical decision making strategies in counselor education and supervision, grounded in the ACA Code of Ethics as well as socially responsible practice and living.

Program Learning Outcome Six: Social & Cultural Issues/Multicultural Competence
Competency 1: Demonstrate multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills with regard to the role of racial, ethnic, and cultural heritage, nationality, socioeconomic status, family structure, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious and spiritual beliefs, occupation, physical, and mental status, local, regional, national, international perspective, and equity issues in counseling practice, counselor education, and supervision.

Program Learning Outcome Seven: Interpersonal Effectiveness
Competency 1: Develop and improve positive relationship skills via effective communication, respect for others, appreciation of diversity and cultural sensitivity, and awareness of their impact on others.

Program Learning Outcome Eight: Written and Oral Presentation
Competency 1: Using appropriate media and technology, present counseling information orally and in writing that is concise, organized, well supported, created in a professional manner, and appropriate to the audience.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the EdD in Counselor Education & Supervision degree program, a prospective student needs the following:

  • A master’s degree in a CACREP accredited program or a master’s program where they fulfilled CACREP entry-level counseling degree requiremetns  from a regionally accredited educational institution, a nationally accredited institution approved and documented by the faculty and dean of the College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences, or an appropriately certified foreign institution.
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, “English Language Proficiency Policy .”
  • Completion of an interview with a member of the program Admissions Committee.

All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative is available to help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:

  • Completed Application for Admission Form
  • Personal/professional goal statement with specific personal and professional goals and a self-appraisal of specific strengths and challenges
  • Current résumé (or career summary)
  • Three completed Professional Applicant Recommendation Forms
  • Official transcripts from the institution that conferred the master’s degree and any institutions where graduate coursework was subsequently taken. Bachelor’s level transcripts are not required.
  • Entering students must have a master’s degree in counseling from a CACREP accredited program or equivalent coursework from a regionally accredited institution, a nationally accredited institution approved by Argosy University, or an appropriately certi?ed foreign institution. CACREP, or The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational programs, is an independent agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation for the accreditation of degree programs in counseling.

Applicants who have completed a master’s degree that does not meet the specific curricular or credit hour requirements listed by the campus may be admitted to the program, but will be required to meet prerequisite requirements at the master’s level. Decisions about the applicability of prior master’s-level coursework will be made by the department chair based upon CACREP core curriculum requirements and state licensure laws for counselors. Applicants will be notified during the admissions process if prerequisite courses are needed.

Applications to Multiple Campuses

Applicants who are undecided with respect to the location they wish to attend, should submit an application and full set of application materials to their location of first choice. Applicants who are accepted into their location of first choice and who, prior to beginning the program, determine they want to complete the same program at a different location, should notify the initial location of record of that intent. Provided that the same program is available, all previous approvals and credit hours accepted will remain in force. If an individual requests to change programs, he or she will need to meet all admission requirements of the new program.

Professional Conduct

Students are expected to adhere to professional standards outlined by the American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics. Students who fail to demonstrate professional behavior may be subject to a variety of campus-specific interventions up to and including referral to the Student Professional Development Committee (SPDC) and/or Student Conduct Committee (SCC). Outcomes may include advisement, remediation, or dismissal from the program. Students will receive feedback regarding personal, academic and professional strengths, weaknesses, and performance as they progress through the program.

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Satisfactory completion of all requirements in the program of study developed in consultation with the faculty members
  • Satisfactory completion of 60 credit hours beyond the master’s degree
  • Successful completion of the advanced training experiences
  • A grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a scale of 4.0)
  • Satisfactory performance on the Comprehensive Examination
  • Successful completion and defense of the dissertation
  • A completed Petition to Graduate submitted to the campus administration

Dissertation Requirements

Upon successful completion of required coursework and comprehensive examinations, students enroll in dissertation courses. To progress through each dissertation course, students must complete specified course objectives. If progress is made and all objectives met, students enroll in the next dissertation block. If progress is made and objectives are substantively but not fully met by the end of each course (as determined by the dissertation chair in discussion with the dissertation committee) students must enroll in a zero credit hour extension course (tuition based on a credit hour equivalent as defined in Appendix III, Tuition and Fee Schedule ). If it is determined that no progress has been made, students will be required to retake the block in which no progress was made. If the student is required to retake a block due to no progress, the dissertation chair will assign a grade of No Credit (NC). Students are required to enroll in a Dissertation course or Dissertation Extension course every session from the beginning of the dissertation until passing the final defense earning 12 credit hours for dissertation. A student may only receive any combination of two NC, W, or WF grades during the dissertation sequence. Upon receiving the third NC, W, or WF within the dissertation sequence, the student will be dismissed from the program. Published course objectives for each dissertation course apply unless the student and dissertation committee/chair agree to and confirm in writing alternative specified objectives more appropriate for a particular dissertation topic.

Academic Progress Requirements

  • Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a scale of 4.0)
  • Students who earn a grade below a “B-” in any course are required to retake the course. It is recommended that the course be retaken as soon as possible, due to the continued negative impact on the student’s GPA until a new grade has been received for the course.
  • Students enrolled in the EdD in Counselor Education & Supervision degree program are dismissed from the program for:
    • Receipt of a second grade of “F”
    • Receipt of two grades below “B-” during the same semester or
    • Receipt of a third grade below “B-“
    • Failure to raise a low GPA to 3.0 or higher within two semesters

* Students must complete this program within seven years after matriculation. Students who have temporarily withdrawn from the University will have seven years plus the length of time that they were not enrolled, not to exceed one year, to complete the program.

Program Requirements

The EdD in Counselor Education & Supervision degree program requires the satisfactory completion of 60 credit hours distributed as follows: professional development requirements, 12 credit hours; advanced practice and specialty requirements, 18 credit hours; writing and research requirements, 15 credit hours; dissertation requirements, 12 credit hours; and advanced training experiences requirements, 3 credit hours.

Professional Development Requirements—12 Credit Hours

Advanced Practice and Specialty Requirements—18 Credit Hours

Students Choose One of the Following

Writing and Research Requirements—15 Credit Hours

Dissertation Requirements—Student Are Required to Choose One of the Following Tracks*

Dissertation Requirements—12 Credit Hours


*Unless otherwise advised, students who begin dissertation Session I will follow Track One. Students who begin dissertation Session II will follow Track Two.

Advanced Training Experiences Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

Advanced Training Experiences Requirements—3 Credit Hours

Gainful Employment Information

The following links provide program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important information for the Doctor of Education (EdD) in Counselor Education & Supervision degree program offered at Argosy University:

Campus Gainful Employment Information
Argosy University, Atlanta
Argosy University, Chicago
Argosy University, Dallas
Argosy University, Denver
Argosy University, Nashville
Argosy University, Northern Virginia
Argosy University, Salt Lake City
Argosy University, Sarasota
Argosy University, Tampa