Currently, no program in the North West Texas area offers a doctorate in counselor education. The mental health needs within the Amarillo/Canyon, Texas area necessitate the advancement and training of highly skilled mental health professionals. In accordance with the mission statement of Texas Tech University, the College of Education plans to offer a blended-delivery degree program that serves this high-needs area. The Ph.D. in Counselor Education is the only CACREP accredited doctoral program in the area, which includes West Texas, Southwest Oklahoma, and Western New Mexico.
Contact the program coordinator by phone.
Applications will be accepted through July 31. Subsequent cohorts will begin on a similar time scale.
|Counseling Foundations (9 credit hours)|
|Research and Program Evaluation (15 credit hours)|
|Counselor Education Core (27 credit hours)|
|EPCE 6335||Advanced Theory and Techniques||Lubbock, online, Amarillo|
|EPCE 6360||Advanced Practicum||Lubbock, Amarillo|
|EPCE 6354||Advanced Group Counseling||Lubbock, online, Amarillo|
|EPCE 6366||Supervision||Lubbock, Amarillo|
|EPCE 6094||Doctoral Internship I||Lubbock, Amarillo|
|EPCE 6094||Doctoral Internship II||Lubbock, Amarillo|
|EPCE 6350||Doctoral Seminar - Ethics||Online, Lubbock|
|EPCE 6350||Teaching and Scholastic Writing||Online, Lubbock|
|EPCE 6350||Cultural Div and Consultation||Lubbock, Amarillo|
|Minor/Specialization Area (15 credit hours)|
|Dissertation (minimum 12 credit hours to be taken at TTU Lubbock)|
|Transfer Credits (15 credit hours may be transferred from the student's master's degree)|
|Total Credit Hours
Minimum 93 credit hours
Maximum 99 credit hours
As a blended delivery program designed to serve Amarillo, Canyon and the surrounding areas, each course will be delivered using a combination of modalities. Some instruction will take place face-to-face at West Texas A&M University's teaching site in Amarillo and at Texas Tech University's Lubbock campus. The rest of the courses are offered online. A select number of courses that are offered only face-to-face in Lubbock will be available during one-month summer sessions. Attendance to face-to-face meetings is required; cost incurred for travel is the responsibility of the student. Additional travel by some individuals may be required at the request of the chair or committee. Students may not transfer credit for the Counselor Education Core. Additionally, students may not take independent study classes to satisfy any Ph.D. course requirements.
Texas Tech University
Texas Tech University was created by legislative action in 1923 and has the distinction of being the largest comprehensive higher education institution in the western two-thirds of the state of Texas. By action of the Texas State Legislature, Texas Technological College formally became Texas Tech University on September 1, 1969. Today, the university is the major institution of higher education in a region larger than 46 of the nation's 50 states and is the only campus in Texas that is home to a major university, law school, and medical school. The university currently offers more than 30 college distance and off-campus instruction opportunities and a comprehensive K-12 distance learning program that make pursuing an education through Texas Tech University possible no matter where "here" is. Learn more at www.ttu.edu.
West Texas A&M University
The passage of a bill in early 1909 by the Thirty-first Texas Legislature authorizing the establishment of a State normal school for the education of teachers located somewhere "west of the ninety-eighth meridian" set off a spirited bidding war as some 25 west Texas cities and towns competed to secure the educational institution. On Sept. 9, 1909, the location committee, consisting of the speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, the lieutenant governor and the superintendent of public instruction, announced its decision. The location for the school, already named West Texas State Normal College, would be Canyon, a young community of 1,400 located near the center of the rapidly developing Texas Panhandle. Learn more at www.wtamu.edu.
Prior to admission to the Ph.D. program, the following is required: