Doctorate of Psychology and Counseling
B. H. Carroll Theological Seminary’s PhD in Psychology and Counseling provides outstanding training in the field of clinical mental health counseling. Through advanced scholarship, grounded in rigorous study and based on a biblical worldview, our program fully prepares our graduates for careers in academia and professional positions of leadership in this discipline.
100% of our graduates are employed as full-time or adjunct professors in colleges, universities, or seminaries, in private practice, churches and other religious organizations, and in state level leaderships roles in the counseling field.
Our fully online doctoral program allows students flexibility in completing their degrees.
From the moment students enter the PhD program until graduation, they work closely with a selected faculty supervisor. The supervisor serves as a guide and mentor throughout the 48-credit hour program and the completion of a dissertation.
Our students are both scholars and strong practitioners.
From its inception, our Christ-centered program has distinguished itself with rigorous research training, excellent scholarship, and an outstanding faculty. Our graduates are committed professionals who make significant contributions to the mental health field.
Structure of the PhD Program
Carroll’s Doctor of Philosophy degree is earned by the successful completion of semester-long seminars in the student’s academic field of study, directed study and readings seminars with a supervisor, student teaching, publishing, attending colloquies, completing a Comprehensive Written Exam, and the writing of a Prospectus and the Dissertation. To find out more, see the PhD Handbook.
|Course Title||Course Number||Credits|
|ADVANCED COMPETENCY SEMINARS|
|Advanced Research & Writing or Advanced Research Methods||ACRES—7201 or LMETH—7201||2|
|Learning Systems & Teaching Skills||ACLNS—7201||2|
|ADVANCED DISCIPLINARY SEMINARS|
|ADVANCED INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINARS|
|DIRECTED STUDY AND READING PROGRAMS|
|Basic Directed Study & RP I||2|
|Basic Directed Study & RP II||2|
|Intermediate Directed Study & RP II||2|
|Advanced Directed Study & RP||2|
|Intermediate Directed Study & RP I||2|
|ADVANCED ACADEMIC EXPERIENCES|
|ADVANCED CAPSTONE EXPERIENCES|
|Prospectus Preparation & Submission||1|
|Dissertation and Oral Defense||6|
Dr. Floyd has served as a professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary, and Howard Payne University. Dr. Floyd is a Licensed Professional Counselor (Approved Supervisor) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He is the author of Crisis Counseling: A Guide for Pastors and Professionals (Kregel). He also leads the counseling ministry of Gambrell Street Baptist Church.
Phone: (972) 580-7600, Ext. 390
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I readily benefitted at Carroll from the steadfast commitment to the Word of God, professors who love the Lord, and classmates walking this road into ministry alongside me.
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