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What You Learn

This Ph.D. integrates trauma-informed practice, social justice and evidence-based counseling into a curriculum model to develop a specialization, leadership and empathic skills needed to be effective. More specifically, you will:

  • Develop research skills in four quantitative and qualitative research courses
  • Complete advanced practicum in counseling and internships in clinical supervision and teaching
  • Complete and defend your dissertation over three semesters after passing the comprehensive examination

Courses are scheduled evenings and weekends in a hybrid format to accommodate working professionals. Full-time students can complete the degree in three years; it is possible for part-time students to complete the degree in four years.

Application Deadline (Fall admission only):

Priority Deadline: December 1 (the Doctoral Committee will begin to review completed applications.)

Final Deadline: March 1

Admission Requirements

If you have admissions questions, contact Graduate Admissions at or (908) 737-4723.

Counseling and Supervision (Ph.D.)

Program Coordinator:

Michael Bobbitt, Ph.D.
Phone (908) 737-5958

Office Hours: M- 2-4, T- 4-6:30, W- 2-4, TH- 2-3:30

The Classroom and Beyond

At Kean learning and professional growth extend far beyond the walls of our classrooms. We encourage you to take advantage of a variety of research opportunities, internships, conferences and more to help advance your career and set the stage for continued success.

New book by faculty stresses the importance of compassion

Kean's J. Barry Mascari, Ed.D., LPC, LCADC, and Jane Webber, Ph.D., LPC, were featured in Counseling Today magazine for their latest book, Disaster Mental Health Counseling: A Guide to Preparing and Responding.

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