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Your doctoral program is designed to prepare you for success from the
beginning, with built-in experiences to help you make progress toward
This CACREP-accredited program offers curriculum designed around
professional standards for counseling education.
Learn the latest in theory and practice from experienced faculty who
are actively engaged in their professions.
Apply your skills and knowledge in the field with direct-client
contact and supervision.
Enhance the skills you develop in your program through interaction
with faculty and students in a supportive environment.
Our curriculum is designed to incorporate the values, principles, and
ethical standards of national, regional, and state professional
counseling associations and honor societies.
Our PhD in General Counselor Education and Supervision program is
designed to remove roadblocks for you and demystify the dissertation
process. This unique approach centers on supporting you in three ways:
through program structure, a dedicated faculty and support team, and
online resources. To help generate momentum toward graduation, you’ll
begin your dissertation early in the program. Our faculty, support
team, and online resources will help guide you every step of the
Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach you critical knowledge and skills and to help enrich your education and career by bringing real-world relevance to the courseroom. View all core faculty.
Online education isn’t one-size-fits-all. We know you’re busy—you
need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way
around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.
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If your employer or organization is a partner with Capella, you may be eligible for a tuition discount.
Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to employees. Ask your manager about options.
Your work toward completion of this CACREP-accredited counselor education and supervision PhD features an in-depth study of doctoral-level instructional delivery in advanced counseling practice/therapy, counseling supervision, teaching, research, leadership, and advocacy. The program includes dissertation research seminars which allow you to get an early start on your dissertation.
Advanced Research in Human Development
Learners in this course critically analyze theory and research in
adult development and learning with an emphasis on contemporary
research and application issues. In addition, learners study adult
development from biological, psychological, social, and multicultural
perspectives and apply principles of adult development to professional
practice and development.
Must be taken during the learner's first quarter. Cannot be
fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
This course includes an overview of the comprehensive examination
process, the university’s expectations of academic honesty and
integrity, the three core themes of the examination, and the
evaluation criteria. The courseroom mentor provides three questions
addressing the core themes. Learners write answers to the
comprehensive examination questions. Answers are evaluated by faculty
readers using point-scale scoring rubrics. Upon passing the
comprehensive examination, learners are eligible to register for the
first dissertation course.
Grading for this course is S/NS. Prerequisite(s): CES8004,
CES8110, CES8120, CES8121, CES8122, CES8123, CES8756, CES8760,
CES8768, CES8772, CES8776, DRS-R8925, DRS-R8926, DRS-R8927 with a
cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|3 quarter credits|
Foundations of Advanced Social Science Research and Design
This course is an introduction to social science research planning
and design, particularly in the context of dissertation research in
counselor education and supervision. Learners examine the purpose of
conducting research as scholar practitioners, become familiar with the
literature review and dissertation topic development process, gain an
understanding of analyzing and applying existing research when
identifying a research problem and selecting a suitable methodology,
and develop their basic grant writing skills as part of resource
planning for their dissertation. Throughout the course, learners
advance their knowledge of traditional and emergent qualitative
and quantitative research approaches, ethical and cultural
considerations in research, and scholarly communication.
Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Quantitative Methods for Counselor Education Research
Learners in this course examine univariate and multivariate research
methods, designs, and statistical procedures used in counselor
education and supervision. Topics include formulation of appropriate
quantitative research questions, designs and approaches to data
analysis, models and methods of instrument selection and design, and
program evaluation. Throughout the course learners enhance their
research, statistical, and data analysis skills using the latest
version of Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS)
Prerequisite(s): CES8110. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Leadership and Advocacy in Counseling
Learners in this course evaluate leadership and advocacy theories,
models, and skills and their applications to the professional identity
and practice of counselor educators and supervisors. Learners assess
current topics and political and multicultural issues in counseling,
within the context of professional mandates related to cultural
competence and the promotion of social justice advocacy. Throughout
the course, learners explore the field of counselor education and
supervision as a whole, leadership and advocacy roles in professional
organizations and counseling programs, and ways to foster leadership
and advocacy competence among counselor trainees and professional
|4 quarter credits|
Augment your capacity for teaching and mentoring other counselors.
Earning a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision can help you
prepare to lead, teach, and conduct research in this field.
An overview of similarities, differences, and collaborative
opportunities in these related fields.
Learning options like practica and internships provide hands-on,
in-person experiences to solidify knowledge.
Your education can help you reach your goals, professionally and personally. Here are some of the job titles and employment settings to explore as you consider a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision.
*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.
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