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Counselor Education and Supervision
Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision

As a counselor, you know how important mentors and positive professional role models can be. Capella University offers groundbreaking online learning combined with in-person experiences that can help you develop your inner mentor and advance as a leader in counseling.

Our CACREP-accredited PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision program can help you advance as a practitioner, leader, clinical supervisor, educator, and researcher. This program offers you a way to practice real-world application of theories with hands-on experience during your practicum and internship courses. You'll build your skills in counseling, teaching, research, leadership, advocacy, and supervision.

Begin dissertation prep early

Take what you learn and apply it to real-world situations in your practicum and internships.


Focus on developing advanced counseling, clinical supervision, teaching, leadership, and research skills.

Strategic alignment

Our curriculum is designed to incorporate the values, principles, and ethical standards of national, regional, and state professional counseling associations and honor societies.

Classes start July 8

Apply today with no application fee.

At a glance

  • Online and in-person
  • 12 core courses
  • GuidedPath
  • Practicum
  • Internships
  • Advanced doctoral phase
  • CACREP-accredited

Reduce your tuition by $5,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your doctoral degree.

What can you do with a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision degree?

Graduates of this program are prepared to work as counselor educators, clinical supervisors, leaders, researchers, and advanced practitioners in academic and clinical settings. This specialization requires coursework and clinical experience.

Related job titles to explore*

  • Counselor educator
  • Adjunct or part-time counseling faculty
  • Full-time counseling faculty
  • Counselor supervisor

Employment settings to explore

  • Hospital
  • Inpatient facility
  • Government – local, state, federal
  • Community mental health center
  • Day treatment hospital
  • Psychiatric hospital
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • College counseling center
  • Residential treatment center
  • Mental health agency
  • Military
  • Private/group practice

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.