Program Overview Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling (Ph.D.)
Through the Ph.D. in Counseling program, you will become an ethical professional with expert knowledge and skills in counseling, counselor education, supervision, and leadership and advocacy. You also will conduct and evaluate research relevant to the profession. The doctoral program fosters an inclusive academic atmosphere that encourages collaboration, respect, and sharing of ideas. In keeping with the importance of diversity and multiculturalism in counseling, the doctoral program expects students to accept social responsibility and places great value on the function of social justice in the curriculum and society.
The program also is committed to offering services to communities for various human, social, economic and environmental problems. The Ph.D. in Counseling program at Barry University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The CACREP accreditation is the premiere national accreditation for Counseling programs that signifies that the accredited program meets the highest training standards of the counseling profession. Barry University's Ph.D. in Counseling program was the first doctoral program to be CACREP accredited in South Florida.
The Counseling doctoral program provides you with the expert knowledge you need for counseling theory and practice.
Geared Towards Professionals
Our program is oriented to meet the needs of working professionals. Classes are held once a week in the evenings Monday-Thursday. Our classes are small, which gives you the opportunity to receive personal attention from Barry's distinguished faculty.
In addition to the experience accrued through the research courses, you can gain experience by working on faculty-led research teams. You also will formulate a research agenda for your dissertation.
Practicum and Internships
The doctoral program requires the completion of an advanced counseling practicum in marital, couple, and family counseling. It also requires the completion of three internships in the areas of supervision, teaching, and leadership and advocacy.
The on-campus training clinic for the doctoral program is the CARE Center, which offers a clinically rich learning environment. Our faculty provides live supervised training in counseling and clinical supervision for our doctoral students.
You may also participate in the College Reach-Out Program, which offers services that focus on enhancing resources for students and families while addressing factors outside of school that impact a student's ability to pursue a college education.
Flexible Program Delivery
The Doctoral program in Counseling can be completed in-person, online synchronous, or in a hybrid format. Students can attend classes on campus (in person), connect to their campus classes virtualy via videoconference (online synchronous), or a combination of both in-person and online synchronous (hybrid).