Gain 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.
The competent and confident counseling professional will:
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.
Almost 95% of Walden alumni responding to our survey say that their program helped them to advance positive social change.*
More than half of Walden doctoral graduates who responded to our survey say their degree contributed to earning a pay raise.*
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.