Doctorate of Psychology and Counseling

(PhD)

B. H. Carroll Theological Institute’s PhD in Psychology and Counseling provides outstanding training in the field of mental health. 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.

See Admission Requirements.

PhD Handbook

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.

Courses
Course TitleCourse NumberCredits
ADVANCED COMPETENCY SEMINARS
Advanced Research & Writing or Advanced Research MethodsACRES—7201 or LMETH—72012
Learning Systems & Teaching SkillsACLNS—72012
Professional DevelopmentACPDV—72012
Institutional SystemsACINS—72012
ADVANCED DISCIPLINARY SEMINARS
Seminar2
Seminar2
Seminar2
ADVANCED INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINARS
Seminar2
Seminar2
DIRECTED STUDY AND READING PROGRAMS
Basic Directed Study & RP I2
Basic Directed Study & RP II2
Intermediate Directed Study & RP II2
Advanced Directed Study & RP2
Intermediate Directed Study & RP I2
ADVANCED ACADEMIC EXPERIENCES
Colloquy I1/2
Colloquy II1/2
Colloquy III1/2
Colloquy IV1/2
Colloquy V1
Colloquy VI1
Guild Publication/Presentation1
Teaching Experience1
ADVANCED CAPSTONE EXPERIENCES
Written Examination1
Prospectus Preparation & Submission1
Dissertation and Oral Defense6
Total Units:42
Scott Floyd

Scott Floyd

Director

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

Email: sfloyd@bhcarroll.edu

Interested in the Doctorate of Psychology and Counseling program?

What I value most about Carroll’s professors is the determination to equip men and women to serve in Christian Ministry without neglecting worship and fellowship, either face-to-face or virtually. B.H. Carroll Theological Institute is a great place to enhance your theological skills as well as enlighten your relationship with God and others.

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.

Carroll Theological Institute is not only a superb theological education (and it is that)—but it is also an immersion into Christian ministry. Jesus said, “As you go, become disciple-makers” (Matt. 28: 19-20). Carroll is about developing the best “disciple-makers” possible.