Program Description

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Rehabilitation Counseling

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Rehabilitation Counseling offered by the School of Rehabilitation Services and Counseling is a CACREP accredited program designed primarily to prepare students to become rehabilitation educators, researchers and administrators, and additionally offers the academic preparation to become certified as rehabilitation counselors. The degree focuses on advanced training in counseling specializing in working with people with disabilities and involves approximately two years of full time coursework plus a dissertation. This is a 66-semester credit hour program for graduates holding a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, but is offered to related disciplines that may require up to an additional 48 hours of Foundation courses (requires review of graduate transcript for possible course waivers).

This degree is unique to Texas and provides students with the opportunity to develop skills in teaching, research and publishing, grant writing, and advanced rehabilitation counseling practice. In preparing students to become scholars, 15 hours of statistics and research design are followed by 12 hours of dissertation. 

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