COUNSELOR EDUCATION PROGRAM -- North Carolina Central University

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The Counselor Education Program at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is seeking applicants for the Fall 2020 doctoral cohort. At VCU, we believe different perspectives and expertise enhance possibilities and solutions. This philosophy drives our recruitment process, so we welcome applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, who will contribute to an already diverse community of faculty, staff, and students. VCU’s School of Education is ranked 11th best public graduate program in education by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, while only in our 6th year as a program, we just received the 2019 Outstanding Doctoral Counselor Education and Supervision Program Award.

We offer full-time and part-time course sequences for doctoral students with classes being offered in the late afternoons and evenings. Select graduate assistantships are available that include tuition remission in addition to competitive stipends. Alumni of our doctoral program are successful in obtaining full-time faculty positions and becoming leaders in the counseling field.

Our doctoral program is CACREP accredited through 2025 and further information can be found at our website The application deadline is January 15th.

We are having two virtual open house sessions for anyone interested in more information about our program. The open houses are scheduled for Tuesday October 15th at 6pm and Tuesday December 3rd at 5pm. You can RSVP for the virtual open house by going to

Also, please feel free to reach out to Dr. Philip Gnilka (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you have any questions about the doctoral program. We look forward to hearing from you!

About VCU

Virginia Commonwealth University is a premier urban, public research university with a diverse student body and both research-intensive and community-engaged designations from the Carnegie Foundation. Located in historic Richmond, Virginia, VCU enrolls more than 31,000 students on two campuses.

Recently voted as the "Best River Town in America" by Outside magazine, Richmond is a vibrant, prosperous metropolitan area of approximately one million people within a short driving distance from Washington, D.C., Virginia Beach and the Blue Ridge Mountains. More information can be found at

About School of Education

The VCU School of Education aims to be the leader in urban education through leveraging existing resources and talents among our faculty, centers and institutes,and relationships with agencies in the community to expand innovation, excellence, and impact in schools, communities, families, and children. We prepare effective and highly skilled teachers, counselors, school administrators, higher education faculty, and other education professionals committed to challenging urban schools, agencies and other high-need learning environments. Ranked 11th best public graduate program in education by U.S. News & World Report, the VCU School of Education focuses its teaching, interdisciplinary research, and development efforts on issues of educational equity, social justice and the complexities of poverty that impact student learning and family engagement.

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