Trevecca’ s doctoral programs are designed for full-time working professionals who are looking for advanced professional education. The University has two doctoral degrees: a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Counseling: Teaching and Supervision and a Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Professional Practice.
The major in Clinical Counseling: Teaching and Supervision is a 66-semester-hour advanced professional major designed for several groups: a) those who wish to enhance their skills as a therapist, b) those who wish to further their career within the mental health delivery system, c) those who wish to take a more active role in supervision and the development of other therapists, and d) those who wish to expand their professional options to include teaching in undergraduate and graduate training programs. The strong theme of the program is to develop clinicians who will themselves positively enhance the professional mental health community.
The 57-hour major in Leadership and Professional Practice is a non-traditional doctoral program designed for the working practitioner. The program extends for nine semesters over 36 months. Research culminating in a dissertation is prepared in concert with the course work. The program is designed around a cohort model and a rigorous, standardized curriculum. A nine-day, on-campus residency period is required during the three summers of the student's program. The instructional delivery system includes extended time beyond actual class meeting for reflections, lectures, group work, technology, presentation, and research reports.