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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Counselor Education and Supervision

Graduate School of Education and Human Development - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Counselor Education and Supervision

Date Program Established - 7/15/2004


For specific information about this Degree Program go to: http://education.utsa.edu/prospective_students/doctoral/.


1 Number of Degrees Per Year 3.0 (average, 2009-2011)
2 Graduation Rates --
3 Average Time to Degree 3 Years (average, 2009-2011)
4 Graduate Employment Profile (one year after graduation)
Academic Year # % Employed % Still Seeking % Unknown
2008-2009 1 0% 100% 0%
2009-2010 5 100% 0% 0%
2010-2011 2 100% 0% 0%
5 Admissions Criteria

Admission to the program is limited and competitive. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Competitive applicants often exceed minimum requirements.

  1. A master’s degree in counseling or in a related mental health field requiring a minimum of 48 semester credit hours equivalent to the master’s degree requirements of the UTSA Counseling program and/or Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Students with fewer than 48 semester credit hours may be considered for admission to the program with conditional status pending completion of the deficient hours and satisfactory completion of courses fulfilling CACREP core course requirements.
  2. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in master’s level courses in counseling or in a related mental health field.
  3. A portfolio consisting of the following items, which will be evaluated by the Doctoral Program Committee:
    • A 48-hour (or greater) master’s degree transcript documenting a grade point average of 3.0 or better in counseling or an approved related mental health field;
    • For applicants whose native language is not English, a score of at least 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL; paper version);
    • Three letters of recommendation attesting to the student’s academic and personal attributes for success in the program and potential for contributing substantially to a field of study related to the degree;
    • A written personal statement/essay describing research interests and purpose for pursuing the Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision;
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test scores not older than five years;
    • Documented experience in a work environment (formal positions or internships) where counseling was the primary professional emphasis (may include but not limited to one-on-one counseling, counseling for couples, psychological assessment and testing, group or community counseling);
    • Professional résumé listing prior experiences in the field of counseling.
  4. Successful completion of a finalist interview with the admissions committee.
  5. For more details, see http://www.graduateschool.utsa.edu/prospective_students/academic_programs

6 Percentage Full-time Students (FTS) with Financial Support 9 (82%)
7 Average Financial Support Provided $12,626
8 Student‐Core Faculty Ratio 2.31
9 Core Faculty Publications
Academic Year Number of Publications
2008-2009 54
2009-2010 90
2010-2011 82
10 Core Faculty External Grants
Average Faculty Receiving Funds --
Grant Value Per Faculty  
Total Grant Value Per Program Per Year  
11 Percentage Full-Time Students 51%
12 Number of Core Faculty 12
13 Faculty Teaching Load 9.0
14 Faculty Diversity
Ethnicity Male Female
White 5 2
Black 0 2
Hispanic 2 1
Other 0 0
Total 7 5
15 Student Diversity
Ethnicity Male Female Total
White 5 11 16
Black 0 1 1
Hispanic 3 4 7
Other 1 5 6
Total 9 21 30
16 Date of Last External Review July 2008
17 External Program Accreditation Council of Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP)
18 Student Publications/Presentations
Academic Year Number of Publications/Presentations
2008-2009 71
2009-2010 28
2010-2011 83