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Hawaii Doctor of Education (EdD) Degree in Counseling Psychology

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The Doctor of Education (EdD) degree in Counseling Psychology program at Argosy University, Hawaii is designed to provide counselors and masters level clinicians with the necessary skills and credentials to pursue leadership, supervision, training, and teaching positions in the counseling profession.

The first step toward earning your Doctor of Education (EdD) degree in Counseling Psychology is to apply today. You can learn more about financial aid options, available to those who qualify, by visiting our Financial Aid and Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.

About the Doctor of Education (EdD) Degree in Counseling Psychology at Argosy University, Hawaii

The Doctor of Education (EdD) in Counseling Psychology program is a 60 credit hour degree program designed to develop the attitudes, knowledge and skills essential for the ethical provision of quality counseling services. The curriculum is designed to provide meaningful integration of theory, training, and practice.

Students with a background in mental health, social work, school counseling, pastoral counseling, and psychiatric nursing may earn this terminal degree. They can develop new interests and levels of competency and direction for practice through an applied, research-practitioner approach to the role of professional counselor and doctoral-level practitioners.

Designed to enable busy professionals to balance the demands of career, family, and school, most coursework is offered in both blended and online formats. Our award-winning, industry-published faculty is dedicated to the development of individual student interest areas through course selection and dissertation topics.

Optional Concentration

The Doctor of Education (EdD) in Counseling Psychology degree program offers an optional concentration in Counselor Education and Supervision. This concentration is designed to meet the special requirements of working mental health professionals who are motivated to develop their knowledge and skills to handle the changing needs of modern organizations.

What knowledge and skills will I gain from completing the Hawaii Doctor of Educaation (EdD) in Counseling Psychology degree program?

Program students are trained to be practitioners who can deliver effective treatment to diverse populations of clients. They can gain an understanding of the biological, psychological, and sociological bases of human functioning, and exercise leadership—both in the health care delivery system and in the training of mental health professionals. They can learn to expand their role within society and to work with other disciplines as part of a professional team.

What career opportunities are there for graduates of the Doctor of Education (EdD) Degree in Counseling Psychology degee program?

Program graduates are employed throughout Hawaii’s professional behavioral health community, working for such companies, agencies and organizations as the Department of Education, the State of Hawaii, Oahu Community Correctional Center, Hina Mauka, Kahi Mohala, Child and Family Services. Many graduates also pursue licensure and launch their own private practice.

Eligibility for Licensure

The EdD in Counseling Psychology degree program with an optional concentration in Counselor Education and Supervision does not prepare graduates for licensure in the State of Hawaii. In the counseling field, licensure is generally earned at the master’s level. In Hawaii, practitioners in the fields of marriage and family therapy, social work, and mental health counseling qualify for independent licensure as practitioners at the master’s level. The doctoral curriculum expands upon the general preparation of master’s level practitioners.

How to Apply

The first step toward earning your Doctor of Education (EdD) degree in Counseling Psychology at Argosy University, Hawaii is to apply today. You can learn more about financial aid options, available to those who qualify, by visiting our Financial Aid and Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.
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