Choose one of the few PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision programs available online, and advance your teaching and counseling skills.
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.
The PhD in Counselor Educator and Supervision program equips 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:
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.
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.
A PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision can provide you with greater opportunities to move your career forward in professional settings that include:
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
Find detailed information for the Forensic Mental Health Counseling Specialization, General Specialization, or Optional Specializations of this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.
1Bureau 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.
Walden University’s PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
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; 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.