The Counselor Education & Supervision, Ph.D., program is designed to prepare students for positions of leadership in counselor education and research. The goal of the program is to prepare counselor educators and supervisors who identify as professional counselors and who are knowledgeable in all areas of applicable CACREP standards.
The program is known for its strong emphasis on research, professional practice, and advocacy and leadership. Program faculty endorse the scholar‐practitioner model of graduate training in which students are exposed during their coursework to both the research and scholarly knowledge encompassing the field and the application of such knowledge to all aspects of professional practice as a counselor educator/researcher.
Students are also encouraged to develop a special expertise in their chosen minor concentration area (e.g., special education, psychology, neuropsychology, family studies, and law and policy). Supervised field experiences are provided to ensure successful functioning in research, teaching, and counseling supervision.