Online Doctoral Degrees in Counseling
Upon completion of the program, students may gain employment in their chosen specialization. Doctoral-level graduates may gain employment in education, behavioral health, mental health, rehabilitation services, and substance abuse organizations.
- Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree at minimum
- Program Length: Three to five years to complete
- Post-Grad Options: Employment
- Projected Employment Growth: 37% (2010-2020)*
The curriculum for doctoral counseling programs may integrate dissertation courses and core counseling coursework. These classes may teach students how to treat emotional disorders, conduct small group counseling sessions, and assist students with social issues or behavioral problems. Core online counseling classes may include the following:
- Applied Counseling Theories
- Issues in Integration
- Advanced Group Counseling
- Family Development
- Advanced Psychopathology
- Diversity and Social Justice
- Advanced Research Design
Doctoral-level graduates may seek career opportunities in healthcare, education, family services, employment services, and rehabilitation programs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in mental health counseling are projected to increase by 37% from 2010-2020.*
Possible careers include:
- Mental Health Counselor
- Marriage and Family Therapist
- School Counselor
- Career Counselor
- Behavioral Disorder Counselor
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose. Our 20,000 alumni, from more than 110 countries, are changing the world as accomplished professionals. Named a top-15 school nationally for online bachelor's programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015), Regent is among the most affordable undergraduate Christian colleges (CCCU 2015). Fully accredited, challenging programs are available online and on campus. New classes begin every eight weeks.
- Doctor of Ministry in Clinical Pastoral Education
Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.
A liberal arts institution with 16 colleges and schools, Liberty offers programs in fields such as medicine, religion, law, aviation, cinematic arts, psychology, business, and more. Part of the Big South Conference, Liberty fields 20 NCAA Division I athletic teams and 32 Club Sports teams, offering fans an unparalleled college sports experience.
- Doctor of Ministry: Pastoral Counseling
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