Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision

Doctor in Counselor Education and Supervision

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The primary aim of the Ph.D. Program is to mentor a diverse body of Doctoral students, our future colleagues, who sense a calling to extend the foundation of knowledge on ethical and effective counseling, counselor education, and supervision through the dissemination of research and scholarship and by impacting the field in leadership positions in clinical settings, higher education, and counseling associations.

The Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision is a 66-hour program, founded on 33 hours of M.A. level counseling competencies that comprise the CACREP entry level standards encompassed by our CACREP accredited residential M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree. As such, students who gain entrance to this Ph. D. Program demonstrate that they have previously met all the entry level competencies outlined in the CACREP Accreditation Manual (CACREP, 2009; 2016) prior to beginning doctoral level counselor education coursework.

Courses in the Ph.D. Program are delivered in an online format each consisting of online participation and a week of on-campus instruction.

This Ph.D. degree Program provides education for students seeking career opportunities as leaders in the field of counseling. Graduates will develop knowledge and skills that enable them to ethically and competently promote advocacy, social justice, and social change at the individual and systemic level, disseminate research and scholarship that extends the knowledge base of the counseling field, and impact the field through association membership and participation.

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Quick Facts


Credit Hours

  • 66 total hours
  • Up to 15 credit hours can be transferred in



  • A 6 credit hour internship is a required part of the Ph.D. in Counseling program.



  • A 6 credit hour dissertation is a required part of the Ph.D. in Counseling program.


Potential Career Placement

Graduates find employment in agencies, businesses, churches, schools, colleges and universities as:

  • Advanced Clinicians
  • Program Directors, Managers, and Developers
  • Supervisors
  • Faculty Members
  • Administrators
  • Researchers
  • Consultants

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