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Admissions Requirements

  • A master's degree in a mental health field with a counseling practicum from a regionally accredited institution, a nationally accredited institution approved and documented by the faculty and dean of the College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences, or an appropriately certified foreign institution.
  • A grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) in work leading to a master's degree and in any subsequent graduate study.
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, "English Language Proficiency Policy."
  • Completion of an interview with a member of the program Admissions Committee.

All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative is available to help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:

  • Completed Application for Admission Form
  • Personal/professional goal statement with a self-appraisal of qualifications for the profession
  • Current résumé (or career summary)
  • Three completed Applicant Recommendation Forms
  • Official transcripts from the institution that conferred the master's degree and any institutions where graduate coursework was subsequently taken. Bachelor's level transcripts are not required.

Course List

Core Course Requirements

Students enrolled in the EdD in Counseling Psychology degree program are required to complete twelve core courses (36 credit hours).

Core Course Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

C7433 - Advanced Group Counseling
(3)

(3)

C7434 - Cognitive-Behavioral Theories of Counseling
(3)

(3)

C7443 - Multicultural Issues in Counseling
(3)

(3)

C7445 - Brief Psychotherapies
(3)

(3)

C7454 - Models of Clinical Supervision
(3)

(3)

C7455 - Addictions Counseling
(3)

(3)

C7458 - Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
(3)

(3)

C7459 - Psychopharmacology for Counselors
(3)

(3)

C7462 - Ethics in Practice
(3)

(3)

C8001 - Assessment I: Cognitive Assessment
(3)

(3)

C8002 - Assessment II: Personality Assessment
(3)

(3)

W7000 - Advanced Academic Study and Writing
(3)

(3)

Core Course Requirements—36 Credit Hours

 

Research Requirements

Students enrolled in the EdD in Counseling Psychology degree program are required to complete a four course research sequence (12 credit hours).

Research Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

R7001 - Introduction to Research Methods
(3)

(3)

R7031 - Methods and Analysis of Quantitative Research
(3)

(3)

R7035 - Methods and Analysis of Qualitative Research
(3)

(3)

R7036 - Program Evaluation Methods
(3)

(3)

Research Requirements—12 Credit Hours

 

Dissertation Requirements

Students enrolled in the EdD in Counseling Psychology degree program are required to complete a 12-credit hour dissertation course sequence as outlined below.

Dissertation Requirements—Student Are Required to Choose One of the Following Tracks*
Track One
D9001 - Dissertation A
(3)

(3)

D9002 - Dissertation B
(3)

(3)

D9003 - Dissertation C
(3)

(3)

D9004 - Dissertation D
(3)

(3)

Track Two
D9501 - Dissertation I
(1.5)

(1.5)

D9502 - Dissertation II
(3)

(3)

D9503 - Dissertation III
(3)

(3)

D9504 - Dissertation IV
(3)

(3)

D9505 - Dissertation V
(1.5)

(1.5)

Dissertation Requirements—12 Credit Hours
Note

*Unless otherwise advised, students who begin dissertation Session I will follow Track One. Students who begin dissertation Session II will follow Track Two.  

Counseling Psychology Comprehensive Examination Requirements

Students enrolled in the EdD in Counseling Psychology degree program are required to complete the Counseling Psychology Comprehensive Examination (CPCE). The CPCE is a national exam that is offered each session for a total of six times a year. The format is designed to provide a thorough and standardized assessment of students' knowledge of professional practice, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, theory, writing, research, interpersonal effectiveness, ethics, and diversity. Students must have completed all of their coursework prior to registering for the CPCE with a GPA of at least 3.0. If students are in the midst of completing their final courses, they may, with permission from the department chair take the CPCE during their last term of classes. Students must register with the CPCE coordinator and have a degree audit in order to have access to the e-College shell and to participate in the comprehensive examination.

The CPCE is presented online via the e-College shell. Students have one week to complete the exam. It is an open book exam, although students must do their own work. There is both a clinical vignette and a research vignette to which students must respond. Students submit their completed Comprehensive Competency Examination (CCE) to the drop box on the e-College platform.

Students may take the exam the exam twice, with an allowance for a provisional pass to make revisions on their first try. Grades are: Pass, Provisional Pass, and Fail. Students who fail the exam the first time will be given detailed feedback with suggestions for remediation. Students who fail the exam a second time will be dismissed from the program.

Please refer to the Guide for the Comprehensive Exam Process for further information.

Changes to the CPCE format may be made, with notification provided to students.

Internship Requirements (Optional)

Students enrolled in the EdD in Counseling Psychology degree program  at Argosy University, Inland Empire; Argosy University, Los Angeles; Argosy University, Orange County; Argosy University, San Diego; and Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area may complete an internship (0 credit hours).

Optional Internship Requirements—Students May Choose to Take the Following

 

C7901 - Internship
(0)

(0)

Internship Requirements—0 Credit Hours

 

Recommended Course Sequence for the EdD in Counseling Psychology degree program at Argosy University, Inland Empire; Argosy University, Los Angeles; Argosy University, Orange County; Argosy University, San Diego; and Argosy University, San Francis

Student progress through the program is intended to be sequential. Certain courses are offered to first-year students that are designed to provide a theoretical and practical foundation for courses that will follow in subsequent years. Students must satisfy all stated prerequisites for a course before registration for that course can be considered official. The recommended course sequence for the EdD in Counseling Psychology degree program offered by Argosy University, Inland Empire; Argosy University, Los Angeles; Argosy University, Orange County; Argosy University, San Diego; and Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area can be obtained from the department chair.

Dissertation Requirements—Student Are Required to Choose One of the Following Tracks*
Track One
D9001 - Dissertation A
(3)

(3)

D9002 - Dissertation B
(3)

(3)

D9003 - Dissertation C
(3)

(3)

D9004 - Dissertation D
(3)

(3)

Track Two
D9501 - Dissertation I
(1.5)

(1.5)

D9502 - Dissertation II
(3)

(3)

D9503 - Dissertation III
(3)

(3)

D9504 - Dissertation IV
(3)

(3)

D9505 - Dissertation V
(1.5)

(1.5)

Dissertation Requirements—12 Credit Hours
Note

*Unless otherwise advised, students who begin dissertation Session I will follow Track One. Students who begin dissertation Session II will follow Track Two.  

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