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College of Education, Health and Human Services

School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences

405 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2294


The Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Development Services provides advanced level preparation for counselors in various public and private human service and mental health settings as well as preparing individuals for the counselor education professoriate in colleges and universities.

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s), GRE, two letters of recommendation, interview, supplemental form, preliminary written exam and resume or vita.

Graduation Requirements

After admission to the Ph.D. degree program, students plan a program of study with their respective faculty advisory committee.


Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Student Organizations

Chi Sigma Iota

Research Programs

In addition to dissertation, students are encouraged to collaborate with CHDS faculty on various research/scholarly endeavors.