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Capella University's online PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision program prepares you to lead in the counseling profession.

This program includes online coursework, residencies, and field experiences designed to build your clinical, teaching, research, and supervisory skills. Capella's degree program is one of few available online, and provides opportunities for you to potentially fulfill your internship experience by working with other counseling students enrolled in Capella's CACREP-accredited master's degree programs.

The Building Blocks of Your PhD

Your CACREP-accredited PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision program includes 5 integrated components: online coursework, in-person experiences (called residencies), fieldwork (including practicum and internships), comprehensive exams, and dissertation. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you through your program and to your goal of a PhD.

Degree Outcomes

With an PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Capella, you'll be able to lead and advocate for inclusion, tolerance, and acceptance, evaluate the current theories and practices of the counseling profession, and demonstrate commitment to one's personal and professional development. Additionally, you'll have the skills to conduct and contribute valid, reliable, and ethical research in the counseling profession, practice social and professional ethics, and think critically and write effectively in one's discipline. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

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Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision include therapist, counselor educator, faculty member, nonprofit manager or crisis center director. Potential workplaces include: community mental health center, psychiatric hospital, residential treatment center, government agency, nonprofit organization, prison or group home.