Frequently Asked Questions
- When does the program start?
Students are admitted once annually and begin classes the fall of each year.
- Where will the program be offered?
The Counseling Program is offered at the Atlanta campus.
- Who may apply?
Applicants must hold a masters degree in counseling or a closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university. Preference is given to graduates of CACREP programs and applicants who are currently licensed as a professional counselor or who have leadership experience in the field.
- How long will it take?
The program takes a minimum of three complete years of coursework plus the internship and dissertation.
- Can I keep my job and do this program?
The Department of Counselor Education and Supervision believes that a student's success in our doctoral program depends on full-time dedication and commitment. It is strongly recommended that students do not work full time as they are completing this program.
- How much does it cost?
Please consult the Mercer University catalog for current tuition rates. Counselor Education and Supervision students take an average of three 3-hour courses each semester with one 1-hour doctoral seminar.
- Is there financial aid available for this program?
- Graduate Assistantships are available and other financial aid, such as loans, are available for graduate programs. To receive financial aid, students must be fully admitted to the program. Specific financial aid questions should be directed to the financial aid counselors at: 678-547-6444
- How do I get more information on the program?
- To get more information or an application packet call Mitzi Jenkins (678) 547 6411 or by E-mail: Jenkins_MJ@Mercer.edu.