Doctoral Program

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Welcome to the Ph.D. Program in Counseling at UNC Charlotte.

UNC Charlotte’s Ph.D. Program in Counseling aims to prepare multiculturally competent, ethical, clinically skilled, and knowledgeable professionals for positions as counselor educators in university settings, advanced clinicians, and/or counselor supervisors in schools and community settings. The subsections of this website provide information on the program mission, program of study, graduate feedback, notable features, and more. We invite you to explore each section and learn more about our program.

In addition, a link to the Doctoral Students Handbook is provided below. The handbook serves as an introduction to the program for potential applicants and an essential guide for current Counseling Ph.D. students. The handbook includes a program description, course and clinical requirements, course sequencing, curriculum planning, the comprehensive examination process, dissertation procedures, forms, and policies.

Should you have any questions about the Ph.D. Program in Counseling at UNC Charlotte, please feel free to contact me.


Dr. Phyllis Post, Ph.D. or 704-687-8961

Doctoral Program Director

Note: The name of UNC Charlotte's Ph.D. in Counseling program will be changing to Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, effective January 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions

Doctoral Handbook- The student handbook is crucial reading for all Counseling Program Doctoral students and prospective students. It contains important program information, documents, and forms.
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