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Hawaii Doctor of Education (EdD) Degree in Counseling Psychology

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Explore the Argosy University, Hawai‘i Counseling Psychology program.

The Doctor of Education (EdD) degree in Counseling Psychology program at Argosy University, Hawai‘i is designed to present a structured opportunity to prepare counselors and master’s level clinicians from a variety of settings with the skills and credentials necessary to pursue leadership, supervision, training, and teaching positions in the profession.

The Argosy University, Hawai‘i Counseling Psychology degree program is designed to emphasize the development of attitudes, knowledge and skills essential in the formation of professionals who are committed to the ethical provision of quality services. Curriculum is designed to provide for the meaningful integration of theory, training, and practice. Specific objectives of the program include training practitioners who can:
  • Deliver effective treatment to diverse populations of clients 
  • Understand the biological, psychological, and sociological bases of human functioning 
  • Exercise leadership both in the health care delivery system and in the training of mental health professionals 
  • Expand the role within society 
  • Work with other disciplines as part of a professional team 
Students with a background in mental health, social work, school counseling, pastoral counseling, and psychiatric nursing have the opportunity to join together to earn the terminal degree in their field. 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.

Faculty members are committed teaching professionals dedicated to the development of individual student interest areas through course selection and dissertation topics. The eclectic mix of faculty backgrounds, theoretical orientations, and interests exposes students to new ideas while extending established interests.

Optional Concentrations

Students may choose an optional concentration in Counselor Education & Supervision

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

Eligibility for Licensure

The EdD in Counseling Psychology degree program with an optional concentration in Counselor Education & Supervision does not prepare graduates for licensure in the State of Hawai‘i. In the counseling field, licensure is generally earned at the master’s level. In Hawai‘i, 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.


Enhance your career potential by enrolling in this Argosy University, Hawai‘i Counseling Psychology doctorate degree program. You can learn more about specific financial aid programs (available to those who qualify) on our Financial Aid & Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.
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