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Total program credits needed for graduation: 144

One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week break between each quarter.

To learn more, call 866.736.1751, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.

Core Courses

84 course quarter credits.

Advanced Research in Human Development
Advanced Counseling Theories (4 quarter credits)
Advanced Clinical Practice* (4 quarter credits)
Statistical Analysis for Counselor Education Research* (4 quarter credits)
Counselor Education Teaching and Practice* (4 quarter credits)
Counselor Supervision* (4 quarter credits)
Leadership and Advocacy in Counseling (4 quarter credits)
Foundations of Advanced Social Science Research and Design* (4 quarter credits)
Epistemology of Theory in Counseling (4 quarter credits)
Quantitative Methods for Counselor Education Research* (4 quarter credits)
Advanced Qualitative Methods for Counselor Education Research* (4 quarter credits)
Advanced Study in Counselor Education Research Methods* (4 quarter credits)
PhD Research Seminar Track 1 (non-credit)
PhD Research Seminar Track 2 (non-credit)
PhD Research Seminar Track 3 (non-credit)

The three courses listed below are 10-week online courses. Each includes specific clinical experiences. Learners must complete prerequisites and clinical experience requirements to be eligible to complete each course in the sequence.

Counselor Education and Supervision Practicum* (4 quarter credits)
Counselor Education and Supervision Internship 1* (4 quarter credits)
Counselor Education and Supervision Internship 2* (4 quarter credits)

Upon completion of all required course work:

Doctoral Comprehensive Examination* (4 quarter credits)

Learners must register for CES9960 a minimum of four times to fulfill their Specialization requirements.

Dissertation Courseroom* (5 quarter credits each)

Additional Required Courses

60 course quarter credits

Graduate course work totaling 60 quarter credits from a CACREP-accredited or CACREP curriculum equivalent master's degree program.

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

Only learners enrolled in the PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision degree program may take CES Courses.

North Carolina residents are currently not eligible to enroll in this program.

Residency Requirement

To support your academic and professional success, residencies provide learning and community-building experiences in a stimulating scholarly environment. For this specialization, you must complete three four-day residencies (CES-R8930, CES-R8931, CES-8932).

What Can I Expect?

Most students take one to two courses at a time. One course typically requires 10 to 12 hours of study per week.

Courses are divided into 10 weekly units. Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

Learn more about online learning at Capella.

Transfer Credits

There are many ways to reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits, which can help save time and money. You can transfer up to 60 credits into this specialization.

Sign Up for a Free One-Week Mini Course

Learn more about our online learning experience with a free one-week Mini Course.

Take an Individual Course

Whether you're completing continuing education credits, want to see if online learning is right for you, or are simply interested in a specific topic, you can enroll in many of Capella's online courses without committing to a degree program. We recommend speaking first with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure the credits you earn now can be applied to a degree program later.

Learn more about individual courses

To learn more, call 866.736.1751, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.