The Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) prepares candidates to be:

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

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.


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.