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What will I learn?

The mission of the program represents a commitment to develop advanced knowledge, skills and commitment to the counseling profession, especially in the areas of: Leadership and administration Research and program evaluation Counselor education and supervision Individual and group counseling Ethical and professional practice Personal dignity, social responsibility and multicultural awareness

The Counseling Ph.D. is offered only on the Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, D.C. Students can complete the program full time or part time. Accreditation

The Ph.D. in counseling is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), which is the nationally recognized agency for the accreditation of graduate programs in counseling.

Which department am I in?

Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Study options

Full Time (A minimum of 75 credits)

Tuition fees
US$32,850.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

29 August 2022

Venue

Alexandria Education Center

413 John Carlyle Street, Suite 250,

ALEXANDRIA,

Virginia,

22314, United States

Full Time (A minimum of 75 credits)

Tuition fees
US$32,850.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

29 August 2022

Venue

George Washington University

1918 F Street, NW,

WASHINGTON,

District Of Columbia,

20052, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission, applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants who have earned their degrees outside of the US must hold degrees from institutions in compliance with their national standards.

For international students

Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants who have earned their degrees outside of the US must hold degrees from institutions in compliance with their national standards.

English Language Requirements:

The university's minimum scores are:

TOEFL: 80 on the internet-based test (iBT), 550 on the paper-based test (PBT)

IELTS: Overall band score no less than 6.0, no individual band score less than 5.0

PTE Academic: 53

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About George Washington University

With a history dating back to 1821, the university is internationally-recognized and ranked among the world’s top 200 universities.

  • Home to over 27,000 students from over 130 countries
  • Excellent graduate employment & outcomes
  • Offers students 12,000 internship opportunities
  • An extensive global alumni network of 290,000