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Accepting applications for Spring 2018 only.  Applications for Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 will need to be submitted at, https://texastechgrad.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login

The deadline to Apply to the Counselor Education Doctoral Program is March 1st.  Mandatoy interviews will be held April 28th.

The purpose of this guide is to provide specific information that will assist students as they consider applying to the PhD program in Counselor Education. Specific descriptions of courses are in the Texas Tech University Graduate Catalog. Information about Texas Tech University can be found on-line at www.ttu.edu. Information about the College of Education can be found at www.educ.ttu.edu. Additional information is in the Student Handbook for Graduate Study in Counseling, which students receive when they are admitted to the program.

The overall goal of the PhD program in Counselor Education is to develop within the student the specific knowledge and experience bases necessary to become effective counselor educators, counselor supervisors, counseling researchers, and/or leaders in counseling-related educational settings.

The Counselor Education program faculty members have defined their mission as training counselors, not psychologists. While the professions of counseling and psychology are akin, there are distinct differences. Thus prospective applicants desiring a degree in psychology and/or licensure as a psychologist are encouraged to apply to a psychology training program.

The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Teacher Accreditation (NCATE). The Counselor Education Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).



Graduate Faculty


  Research Interests
Loretta J. Bradley, PhD
806-742-1997 ext. 263
Counselor Supervision; career counseling; ethics pluralism/multicultural counseling; counseling women across the life span; adolescent development
Charles Crews, PhD
Associate Professor
806-742-1997 ext. 369
School counseling; counseling techniques, video gaming, evidence-based


C. Bret Hendricks, EdD
Associate Professor
806-742-1997 ext. 230
Career decision-making, child and adolescent development, dysfunctional behavior and substance abuse
Aretha Marbley, PhD
806-742-1997 ext. 268
Multicultural counseling; crisis intervention; counselor supervision
Gerald Parr, PhD
806-742-1997 ext. 262

Group counseling; counseling international students; professional issues in counseling/career satisfaction



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Degree Requirements

TTU Application Process


  1. You apply to the Texas Tech University Graduate School
  2. You receive an eraider login( via the email you gave in your graduate school application) and activate your login.
  3. Graduate School receives your information.
  4. You apply to the TTU College of Education for the degree you are applying for using your eraider login.
  5. The Graduate School processes your application and sends a worksheet to the College of Education requesting approval for admittance from the degree program.
  6. You provide all materials required for the College of Education program to make its decision.
  7. Your College of Education application is locked and no new materials or editing can occur.
  8. Faculty in that program review your application and application materials.
  9. The program's faculty makes their decision about your application.
  10. The Graduate School's worksheet is returned with the program's recommendation.

Online Application Requirements


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  2. You do not have to complete all of your requirements when you begin the application. Your application will be saved and can be amended or edited at any time.
  3. Once all materials have been provided from you and the graduate school requests the recommedation of the College of Education program; your application is locked and cannot be edited.
  4. You may check the status of you application at anytime by going to Application Overview
  5. It is very important that the email you provide is accurate and viewed on a regular basis. We will send you an email when a decision has been made concerning your application or when anything is incorrect or needs updated.
  6. The College of Education Graduate Studies office send notes to you through the application status page. So check it often.
  7. You must have an eraider username and password to apply. You receive an eRaider after applying to the graduate school.

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