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Overview

Build the skills you need to inspire and lead. Capella University’s CACREP-accredited PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) program is one of the few programs of its kind online, designed to prepare you for leadership roles in clinical, academic, or research settings. Blending online coursework, residencies, and field experiences, the CES degree helps you practice real-world application of what you’re learning while building up your clinical, teaching, research, and supervisory skills.

With a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Capella, you'll gain the ability 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 your discipline. Get the details about what you'll learn—and how you’ll be able to apply it right away in your career.

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 piece of your education builds on the others to take you seamlessly through your program and to your goal of a PhD.

Degree Outcomes

With a 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.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com.

Related Job Titles to Explore

Related job titles to explore with a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision include: counselor educator, counselor supervisor, adjunct or part-time counseling faculty, and full-time counseling faculty. Potential workplaces include: land-based and online college/university, community mental health center, family service agency, psychiatric hospital, military, residential treatment center, and mental health agency.