Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education & Supervision
Walden University

Program Details

Prepare for a leadership role in clinical, academic, or nonprofit settings with a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. This doctoral program from Walden University is CACREP accredited and equips students with advanced teaching, supervision, and counseling skills.

Graduates will be able to pursue careers in settings including hospitals, government agencies, higher education, nonprofit organizations, mental health facilities, and rehabilitation centers. Courses evaluate the theory and practice of counseling through qualitative and quantitative research. Outside of traditional classes, the curriculum includes components of a practicum, internship, residency, and doctoral dissertation.

Along with the general program, Walden’s online Counseling degree program offers a variety of specializations including:

  • Advanced research methods
  • Consultation
  • Counseling and social change
  • Forensic mental health counseling
  • Leadership and program evaluation
  • Trauma and crisis


  • This program requires an on campus residency and two short on-campus practicums.
  • Applicants must be licensed as a professional counselor with a master's degree in counseling or have graduated from a CACREP-accredited program.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Three years of relevant experience
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume
  • Additional materials may be requested

Special Accreditation

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

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission

Restricted States

New York, Rhode Island