Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) accepts as a primary obligation extending the knowledge base of the counseling profession in a climate of scholarly inquiry. CES has been accredited since 1989 by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP).

Counselor Education and Supervision prepares students to generate new knowledge for the counseling profession through research that results in dissertations. The program emphasizes taking into account the societal changes of the 21st century and preparing graduates to be leaders and advocates for change. Graduates qualify for faculty and clinical positions in programs such as "Counselor Education," "Counselor Education & Supervision," "Counseling and Human Development," "Human Resources/Services," and related titles.



CES graduates are prepared to teach the knowledge and skills required of professional counselors and to supervise beginning and advanced counselors, perform counseling interventions with individuals and groups, and teach human relations skills in colleges or universities. They provide professional consultation with counseling practitioners and policymakers about counseling program development and evaluation. They also may perform research that contributes to knowledge about counseling, supervision, and counselor education.

Note: The program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) are the professional organizations most related to program activities.

Candidates work as:

  • Counselors
  • Counselor educators and program developers
  • Counselor supervisors
  • Advanced counseling practitioners and consultants
  • Researchers, evaluators, professors, and leaders in academic and clinical settings

Application Deadlines

  • January 1, 2022 (Priority)

    Applications will be reviewed as they are received and reviewed by the program faculty until the interview roster is completed. We highly suggest applicants submit their materials by January 15, 2022. Interviews will be held  on February 17 and 18, 2022.

Priority will be given to students applying by January 1 for fall admission. After this date, applications will be reviewed as they are received by the program faculty until the doctoral student cohort has been finalized. Applications are reviewed as they are received by the program faculty during the early Spring semester. We highly suggest applicants submit their materials by January 15th.

Visit the degree homepage for more information:

  • Admission Requirements
  • Application Instructions 
  • Program Requirements




Prospective Student Inquiries:
Please contact Kari Blomberg in the RCE main office (319-335-5275,