Walden is among the few universities that offer a CACREP-accredited PhD in counselor education program online. 

CACREPGain the knowledge and experience to assume a leadership role in a clinical, community, academic, nonprofit, or research setting or to work as a counselor educator with Walden’s PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision program.

Change your world and the world of those around you with a doctoral degree program that prepares you with advanced teaching, supervision, and counseling skills that can broaden your ability to advocate for the profession and clients. Reach a significant milestone in your career as you earn one of the most highly respected degrees in the profession and prepare to lead change in the communities and organizations you serve.

Learning Outcomes

The competent and confident counseling professional will:

  • Respond appropriately to legal and ethical issues across multiple counselor educator roles.
  • Appropriately address multicultural issues across multiple counselor educator roles.
  • Apply advanced skills for practice as a counseling professional.
  • Create a pedagogical identity reflective of effective teaching practices in counselor education.
  • Develop contextually appropriate responses to supervisory situations using evidence based models.
  • Critically examine the gatekeeping functions required of counselor educators.
  • Critique effective practices of research and scholarship.
  • Recommend research designs appropriate to the problem being studied.
  • Develop effective leadership skills that promote advocacy.

Read our PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision Program Outcomes Report.

Find detailed information for the Forensic Mental Health Counseling specialization of this program, or all other specializations of this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

Note on Licensure:
The PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed counseling professional.

Note: Time to completion and cost are not estimates of individual experience and will vary based on individual factors applicable to the student. Factors may be programmatic or academic such as tuition and fee increases and/or the student’s transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time vs. fulltime enrollment; writing, research and editing skills; use of external data for their doctoral study/dissertation; and individual progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations; care giving responsibilities or health issues; leaves of absence; or other personal circumstances.

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