In keeping with the stated philosophy of Our Lady of Holy Cross College, the Ph.D. program in Counseling seeks to provide opportunities for intellectual, psychological, and spiritual growth to foster the individual's contribution within a pluralistic society. The Catholic heritage of the college and the Marianite tradition of service are integral to the philosophy of the doctoral program in counseling.
Applicants must first be admitted to Graduate Studies. Admissions criteria must be sent to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs, Our Lady of Holy Cross College, 4123 Woodland Drive, New Orleans, LA 70131, and a copy to Dr. Carolyn White 4123 Woodland Drive, New Orleans, LA 70131.
To be considered for admission to the Doctoral Program in Counseling, applicants must submit the following at least thirty days prior to the beginning of the semester for which they are applying:
In sending these references it is recommended, not required, to include at least one from a previous faculty member in your counseling Master's Degree program and one from a supervisor from your internship or a job you have had as a counselor. Click here for instructional letter and to print Reference Form.
Admission to the Doctoral Program in Counseling at Our Lady of Holy Cross College is based on the evaluation of the applicant's personal, professional, and academic records by the Graduate Counseling Program Faculty. The college recruits qualified applicants from diverse socio-cultural backgrounds who display professional promise, intellectual achievement, personal character, and educational commitment. At a minimum, applicants are expected to have the following academic qualifications:
In accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Department accepts applications for admission from students without regard to ethnicity, race, color, sex, age, disability status, or national origin.
For more information regarding the Ph.D. in Counseling Program, please contact:
Dr. Carolyn White