Ph.D. in Education, Concentration in Counselor Education and Supervision

A student smiles at his counselor in the classroom.

Winner of the Outstanding Counselor Education Doctoral Program Award

- Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 2019

The counselor education and supervision concentration of the Ph.D. in education program, which offers a unique emphasis on social justice and advocacy, prepares critically reflective counselor educators, counselor supervisors, scholars and leaders in the counseling profession. With a focus on leadership and advocacy, students graduate with knowledge and application of advanced counseling and crisis theories, supervision theories, pedagogical theories, research methodology and measurement skills, and program evaluation.

Prerequisite courses include 48 hours of CACREP-accredited master’s counseling coursework (or curricular and clinical experiences equivalent to the CACREP entry level standards), and a master’s level statistics course (which can be taken during the doctoral program).

Program Highlights

We are committed to the field of counselor education and believe that our students are the future of our discipline. Our program is committed to creating inclusive and challenging environments, and we see a few key program differentiators as key to our success:

  • CACREP-accredited doctoral program
  • Part- and full-time student options
  • Small cohort sizes
  • 2019 recipient of the SACES Doctoral Program Education Award
  • Strong track record of collaborative research and teaching opportunities with faculty

Curriculum Requirements

The Ph.D. in education, concentration in counselor education and supervision requires a minimum of 52 total graduate credit hours:

Degree requirements for the Ph.D. in education, concentration in counselor education and supervision »

Please keep in mind, however, that the exact course requirements may vary depending on when you matriculated into the program, so please consult your adviser or the program coordinator with any additional questions.




Required Virtual Interviews for select Prospective Students will be on Friday February 5, 2021 from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Please mark your calendars now to make sure you are available.
How to apply: Graduate application
Semester of entry: Fall
Application deadline: Jan. 15
Additional materials: Graduate assistantship application [PDF]
Faculty listing: Counseling and Special Education
Faculty areas of interest: Research areas
Application checklist [PDF]



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