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Columbia, KY 42728
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Inform Yourself

At Lindsey Wilson College, we feel that it is critical that students make informed choices regarding graduate program selection. Here are some questions we encourage you to consider when evaluating a doctoral program in Counselor Education & Supervision.

Questions to Ask Educational Institutions When Exploring Potential Doctoral Programs

  • Is your program CACREP accredited? CACREP programs can be verified at http://www.cacrep.org/directory/directory.cfm
  • Do you have a document that identifies the doctoral classes, and how they fit with the CACREP standards?
  • Is your master's program currently CACREP accredited?
  • Is the degree a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision? If not, what degree(s) do you offer?
  • Who will be teaching in the doctoral program? What are their credentials?
  • What is the average class size?
  • What is the format of the classes (face-to-face, online, hybrid)?
  • What kinds of students are most successful in your program?
  • What is the cost per credit hour?
  • What are alumni doing with this degree?  What are they doing with other degrees from this institution?
  • Are there any pending sanctions against the institution? Have any of the institutions' programs lost accreditation in the last 5 years (SACS, CACREP, NCATE)?

Questions to Ask Future Employers When Exploring Potential Doctoral Programs

  • Would you hire a graduate from this program?
  • In your opinion, what is the reputation of this institution? program? faculty?
  • Are there additional experiences that would make me more marketable for this job and/or company?
  • Do your accrediting bodies have requirements concerning this job of which I should be aware?

We wish you the very best of luck as you investigate your potential professional paths. We look forward to talking with you further. 

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