PhD – Counselor Education and Supervision (CACREP-accredited)
Capella University

Program Details

This CACREP-accredited, online PhD from Capella will give you the expertise to lead whether you’re an educator or researcher in the field. The Counselor Education and Supervision doctorate focuses on real-world theory and practice blended with hands-on experience. You’ll gain the insight to evaluate and implement successful programs and become a mentor to others, as you guide them in their profession. Capella strives to create a smooth path for the completion of your dissertation, with an early start on it, committed faculty and a plethora of online resources made available. Curriculum, created for a busy lifestyle, includes:

  • Leadership and Advocacy in Counseling
  • Research Theory and Philosophy
  • Program Evaluation in Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Advanced Counseling Practice

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Capella University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

  • Higher Learning Commission:, 800.621.7440 
  • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Master’s completion must be CACREP-accredited or equivalent.

Capella University’s PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, MS in Mental Health Counseling, MS in School Counseling, and MS in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy programs are accredited by the American Counseling Association’s Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP, through March 31, 2020.