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What kind of degree is granted with the completion of your program?
Keiser University will grant a Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision degree upon successful completion of the program.

When does your program begin?
Students are admitted three times per year: Winter, Summer, and Fall semesters.

Do applicants need a master’s degree to qualify?
Yes. A master’s degree in counseling from a CACREP-accredited program, or an equivalent program that leads to licensure, from a regionally accredited institution is required.

What if my master’s degree is not from a CACREP-accredited program?
There is a preference for graduates of CACREP accredited programs. Students missing CACREP entry-level requirements may be required to take additional coursework as a prerequisite to admission or concurrently during the first year in the program.

Is there a minimum required GPA?
Yes. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 3.5 grade point average (GPA) in graduate level coursework.

Does your program require any standardized tests for admission?
Yes. Applicants must submit scores for the General Record Examination (GRE). Scores must be from tests administered within five years of the application. Keiser University’s GRE Institutional Code is: 0284 (the departmental code is not necessary).

Does your program require letters of recommendation?
Yes. Applicants are required to have three. One recommendation from a person who has been in a position to evaluate clinical skills such as a former or current counseling professor, or a practicing counselor or psychologists who has observed clinical work.

When are courses offered?
All courses are web-based and accessible 24-hours per day. There are three weekend-long on-campus residencies required. These are held at the Fort Lauderdale, Florida campus.

Can a student choice a part-time or full-time attendance option?
Students may elect to take one or two courses per term. Note that each term is eight-weeks in length; a semester is two terms.

How long does it take to complete the program?
Coursework is typically completed after one year of full-time study, or two years of part-time study. The remaining credits of practicum, internship, and dissertation take one to three additional years depending on various factors, including progress to complete dissertation and completion of internship requirements.

Is Financial Aid available?
Yes. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Many of our students may use some form of financial aid from public and/or private sources. Students should contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information (

What is Keiser University’s accreditation status?
Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels.

What is SACS?
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. It serves as the common denominator of shared values and practices among the diverse institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America and other international sites approved by the Commission on Colleges that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees. The Commission also accepts applications from other international institutions of higher education,

What is the Counselor Education and Supervision programmatic accreditation status?
The Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision is not accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). However, the program was developed to be in line with these national standards. Since the Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision is a new program, the university is not yet able to apply for CACREP accreditation. We are pursuing accreditation and students will be notified at such time if the program becomes accredited in the future.

Mrs. Percy and Mr. Williams believed in me. They were more than instructors, they tried to get to know you as a person and tried to understand your goals so they could push you towards them. And Mrs. Crawford from student services helped me find a job before I even graduated. She was dedicated to my overall success.

Jessica Kircher

Going to Keiser University was one of the greatest experiences in my life. All of my deans, professors, and staff made me feel that I was a part of something very special, and I am. I would recommend for anyone to get their education at Keiser University.

Belinda Haney

The two instructors that have impacted my life are Mr. Williams and Mrs. Percy. Both of them believed in my ability to become a great graphic designer, regardless of how I felt about my skills. I appreciate their motivation to get me to where I am today.

Justin Pugh

Beyond the curriculum of the courses, the lessons the instructors have taught me have paid dividends in my real work experiences. How to respond to criticisms, project and time management, interview skills, the list goes on and on. At the end of the day, they not only showed me how to design, but they taught me how to be a professional.

Ryan Bushey

If not for my education at Keiser I probably would not be where I am today, in both life and career. It is because of going to Keiser and the instructors I had that I joined a club started by Mr. Williams, The Lakeland Shooters Photography Group, which allowed me to venture into an amazing and very creative field that I use to enhance all aspects of my life.

Anthony Sassano

The Design program at Keiser University was filled with real world learning and hands on instruction… Based on the portfolio I created while a student at Keiser University, I landed a job in Graphic Design for a major online retailer immediately after graduation.

Ty Fitzgerald

The year and a half I spent in the program better prepared me for attaining a job in the field…As a hands-on learner, the project-centered teaching was perfect for me.

Jackson Tejada

Keiser University has given me the opportunity to embrace a career change… It has opened the door for a timely graduation and quick return to the work force…

Dale Caverly

Without the education I received at Keiser University, I would not be where I am today!

Meisha Ebanks, R.N.

I not only received an excellent education but also encouragement and training that built my self-confidence every day.

Nidia Barrios

I realize the amount of knowledge I gained and feel that the educational experiences have developed me in to a person who can move higher up the career ladder.

Carlos Ramirez Flores

Keiser University’s MBA program has renewed my mind, changed the way I think, and given me a new sense of purpose.  The professors transformed my attitude and behavior, gave me the self-confidence I was lacking, and restored my energy.

Connie Sue Centrella

It has been great attending and graduating from Keiser University.  Because of the small class sizes, I was able to build good relationships with classmates and professors.  The PA professors care very much about the progress and success of the students and have been great advisors every step of the way through the program.

Annelise Merriner, PA-C

Attending Keiser University and getting my degree was the best decision I have ever made.  The small class sizes and personalized attention helped me get my degree quickly.  The hands-on experience and the education landed me a job at a neighboring law firm.

Dedrick Saxon

I chose Keiser because it had everything—small classes, caring professors, hands-on learning, and counselors that are really there for you.  I feel like I’m part of a family here, not just a number.

Natalie Dou

After being denied for several promotions at my current employer, I decided that I needed to further my education.  Since graduating from Keiser with my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, I have been promoted and I am able to obtain positions that weren’t available to me before.

Laurie Williams

Keiser helped change my life by getting my education at the right school! I had been going to another school before, I dropped out because I felt that I was not getting enough information. When I found out about Keiser, I was pleased because the instructors were great.

Nadege Dor

My decision to attend Keiser University has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. I chose to enroll in the Information Technology program… The one-class-a-month pace helped incredibly with my self-discipline.

Marla Hadley

The BA for Business Administration at Keiser has to be one of the best in the nation. Keiser takes the basics that are taught at the Associates level and uses them to strengthen your skills and knowledge.

Vivian R. Howard, BA in Business Administration Graduate

I found that Keiser University’s Nuclear Medicine program of advanced studies and small class size was a perfect fit. I never came across a faculty member who wasn’t truly interested.

Gustavo Gonzalez, Nuclear Medicine Technology Graduate