Walden University’s online PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision program can help you gain the skills needed to advance as a leader in your organization or make a difference as an educator. Whether you want to pursue a role in administration, teaching, private practice, or research, this doctoral degree program will enable you to work in a variety of professions.

Enter a High-Growth Field

  • Employment opportunities for counselors are expected to increase by 18% between 2008 and 2018.*
  • Within specialized areas of counseling, employment opportunities are expected to increase between 14% and 24%.*

Stay in Demand

Earning a doctoral degree in this field is important now more than ever. By 2013, professional criteria set forth by leading counseling organizations required all new faculty members of Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)-accredited programs to hold doctoral degrees in counselor education and supervision. Earning your PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision will provide you with the credentials needed to work as a professional in counselor education and supervision.

Expand Your Career Options

A PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision can provide you with greater opportunities to move your career forward in professional settings that include:

  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Government agencies
  • Higher education
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Mental health facilities
  • Rehabilitation centers

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor, “Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010–11 Edition,” on the Internet at www.bls.gov/oco/ocos067.htm (viewed online October 18, 2011). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.


Lotes Nelson

Lotes Nelson

PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision Graduate
Earning my PhD was originally simply an opportunity to begin teaching at a graduate level. Now my degree will give me and my nonprofit additional credibility, which I am already leveraging to work with local and regional stakeholders to raise awareness and promote social change.
The amount of support, resources, and assistance available to students is phenomenal.
I have referred colleagues, friends, and family to Walden because they are busy working professionals who did not think their schedules permitted them the time to pursue a traditional campus-based doctoral program.
Luis Lacourt PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision Graduate
Luis Lacourt
Kahla D. LaPlante PhD in Health Services Student
Kahla LaPlante
Rita Gloria Sawyer PhD in Education Graduate
Rita Gloria Sawyer
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; transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time vs. full-time enrollment; writing, research, and editing skills; use of external data for the doctoral study/dissertation; and individual progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations, caregiving responsibilities, or health issues; leaves of absence; or other personal circumstances.
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