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Online PhD in Professional Counseling

The Doctor of Philosophy in Professional Counseling (PhD) degree program is not intended to prepare students for professional licensure in the field of counseling, but rather, it is designed to broaden the knowledge and research tools of one who has already completed the required course work required for professional licensure. There are, however certain PhD programs, which offer additional courses that can provide one with professional licensure. PhD in Professional Counseling programs provide students with the knowledge needed in order to conduct original research, obtain knowledge of the current research status in counseling, demonstrate the ability to function as a practitioner or scholar, and apply research and skills to one’s teaching or clinical practice.